NATE MYLES  - STATE of ORIGIN GAME 2 - NSW BLUES V QLD MAROONS played at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014. Photo: Murray Wilkinson (SMP Images).

Queensland forward Nate Myles is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Ron McAuliffe Medal.

The 26-game Origin stalwart played in all three matches for the XXXX Maroons, sharing the Game 1 Players’ Player award with Billy Slater.

Myles’ tenacious performances in the middle and his all-round leadership made him a leading choice for the McAuliffe Medal as the Maroons’ Player of the Series.

Long-serving manager Steve Walters received the Peter Jackson Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the Maroons’ family.

The presentations were made at the team’s Christmas get-together on the Sunshine Coast tonight.

* 2014 Awards

Ron McAuliffe Medal: Nate Myles (Maroons’ Player of the Series)

Peter Jackson Memorial Medal: Steve Walters (Outstanding Contribution)

Players’ Player –

Game 1: Billy Slater & Nate Myles

Game 2: Justin Hodges

Game 3: Corey Parker