Myler’s pride at surpassing 2,000 Saints points

Stephen Myler smashed through the 2,000 points barrier against Newcastle
Stephen Myler smashed through the 2,000 points barrier against Newcastle

Stephen Myler has admitted his pride at reaching the 2.000 points mark at Saints.

The fly-half, second only to Paul Grayson in the club’s all-time points scorers list, hit the milestone in Friday’s 39-31 win against Newcastle Falcons.

Myler grabbed a try early on and added 12 points in a typically assured kicking display.

He was given a standing ovation when he left the field with 20 minutes to go, and the 30-year-old enjoyed his moment in the spotlight.

“It (the milestone) is not something I was aware of at the start of the game, but it was something that made me proud when I was made aware of it at the time,” said Myler, who joined Saints from rugby league outfit Salford City Reds in 2006.

“It’s a proud moment for me to be held in that kind of company.

“It’s not something I ever envisaged when I came to the club, but I’m proud that I’ve got there and hopefully I can get a few more before my time’s up!

“My first points were against Leicester in the LV= Cup, and I had a bit of a shocker, only kicking one from five. But I look back with fond memories of that game because we won!

“It seems a very long time ago but it’s been an enjoyable journey and I’m glad it’s not over yet.”