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Myler's pride at surpassing 2,000 Saints points
ESPN Staff
January 3, 2015
Stephen Myler lines up a shot at the posts, Harlequins v Northampton Saints, Aviva Premiership, Twickenham Stoop, September 13, 2013
Stephen Myler has surpassed the 2,000 point mark for Northampton © Getty Images

Stephen Myler was proud and surprised as he surpassed 2,000 points for Northampton Saints against Newcastle Falcons on Friday evening.

Myler's 17 point haul has seen him join Paul Grayson in the exclusive club and it is a total he is brought up eight years and one month after his Saints debut.

"It's 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," Myler told SaintsTV. "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."

Director of rugby Jim Mallinder paid tribute to Myler's achievement, saying: "Stephen's been here longer than I have, and is still playing well and kicking goals. To achieve that milestone, not just how many games he's played but how many points he's kicked, is phenomenal. A lot of our good play comes through Stephen.

"He doesn't always get the headlines, but he's always that main man behind our attacking play."

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