Bar­rett says Myles won’t leave Manly


MANLY coach Trent Bar­rett has shot down spec­u­la­tion link­ing Nate Myles to a midyear switch to Mel­bourne.

Myles has been linked with a move to the Storm af­ter a patchy start to the sea­son, but Bar­rett says he hasn’t spo­ken to the 31-year-old about a move and ex­pects he’ll see out his con­tract.

“Nate is con­tracted here un­til the end of next year. His fo­cus and our fo­cus is on to­mor­row night against Gold Coast,” Bar­rett said yes­ter­day.

Fans on the Gold Coast might think con­tracts don’t carry the same weight as they used to when they see Daly Cherry-Evans lead out the Sea Ea­gles tonight.

The play­maker, who back­flipped on a 2015 Ti­tans con­tract, has been con­sid­ered a pos­si­ble re­place­ment for the in­jured Jonathan Thurston in this year’s State of Ori­gin se­ries, earn­ing the ire of Gor­den Tal­lis.

The Queens­land Ori­gin le­gend told Fox Sports on Thurs­day night that Cher­ryE­vans back­ing out of the con­tract with the Ti­tans and his pre­vi­ous form at Ori­gin level made him a bad fit for the Ma­roons.

“In my opin­ion, Cher­ryE­vans at Ori­gin, has al­ways failed,” Tal­lis said. “At that level, he has never de­liv­ered. I know that I was an­noyed when he back­flipped on the Ti­tans.”

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