RYAN LAMB says he is constantly learning from his rival for the Saints No.10 shirt Stephen Myler.
Lamb and Myler had a fairly equal share of the fly-half spot at Franklin’s Gardens last season, making 30 and 32 appearances respectively.
But the former did have the edge, especially towards the end of the campaign as he started the Premiership semi-final defeat at Harlequins.
While Lamb brings an abundance of flair to the Saints table, Myler is seen as the steady Eddie, keeping things ticking over.
And Lamb admits he is constantly analysing Myler’s game in a bid to improve his own.
“I think you always analyse after every game,” said the 26-year-old. “If Stephen’s playing I have to analyse it and look at things he does well.
“It’s always nice to have a guy of that standard to play against and fight for the shirt. He’s at the top of his game but you never stop learning from each other.”
The transition between Lamb and Myler is often seamless meaning Saints boss Jim Mallinder can rotate his side regularly.
Lamb believes the competition for places is extremely healthy but he insists he doesn’t want a rest, preferring to play in every game possible.
“Obviously you want to play every game but it is good to have competition as well, in every position,” he said.
“We know the competition for places is going to be tough but if you come to a club like Northampton that’s what you expect because it’s a massive club.
“You want to be playing at the top end of Europe and the top end of the Premiership and with the squad that we’ve got that’s what we want to do, but competition for places is always healthy.”