Nate Myles announces retirement from NRL

Matt Encarnacion
AAP

Former representative prop Nate Myles has announced his retirement from the NRL at the age of 32.

Former Australian and Queensland State of Origin star Nate Myles has retired from the NRL.

Myles played 10 games for Manly this year before making a further four appearances for eventual premiers Melbourne after a mid-season switch.

He also made the last of his 32 Origin appearances in the Maroons' game-one loss to NSW this year before being dropped.

The 32-year-old retires on 233 first-grade games across stints at Canterbury, the Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast and Manly before finishing up at the Storm.

Myles also played nine Tests for the Kangaroos.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy rated Myles among the best in his position.

"To have played the amount of club games he has and 32 Origin matches, in a dominant Queensland era, at a consistently high level and for so long, certainly made him one of the best forwards in the game," Bellamy said on Friday.

"If you asked any of his teammates the best thing about playing alongside Nate, I'm confident they would mention his toughness and consistent effort each week. He has never let them down on the field.

"Whilst he has been at (the) Storm, his professionalism, attitude and experience, as part of our forward pack, and especially with our younger players, has been first class."

In 2012, Myles won the Wally Lewis Medal (Qld Origin player of series) and Dally M second-rower of the year.