ROP Nate Myles feels a responsibility to those who went before him every time he pulls on the famous Sea Eagles jersey and runs onto the field.
That is because of Manly’s renowned culture that the warhorse forward has quickly embraced since joining the club season.
“I have seen a lot of it over the last few weeks and I really enjoy being around it,” Myles said as he prepares to play his third game in 11 days against the Rabbitohs at Brookvale tomorrow night.
“There is a certain attitude that they have out here … I’ve always been envious of their winning attitude
“It’s good to be a part of it and they do have a fantastic attitude towards football.”
Manly Sea Eagles Nate Myles is tackled by Sydney Roosters players at Allianz Stadium Picture: Adam Taylor
“The three big blokes, the life members, (Brett Stewart, Jamie Lyon and Steve Matai), they are just amazing to be around,” he said.
“What they say everyone stops and listens.
“You can go to places where coaches are like that and one or two players. But these guys here they demand that respect and the boys show it.”
And Myles said that culture doesn’t just happen.
“I do for sure think it is built over decades, it doesn’t just pop up,” he said.
Asked if he felt more responsibility when you pull on the jersey because of what has gone before Myles immediately replied: “100 per cent and on that I know that I’ve got to start lifting my performances as well because of the way that this club goes about it’s business, its good.”