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Stephen Myler (born 21 July 1984) is an English rugby player who plays at Fly-half for London Irish in the RFU Championship.[2]

Stephen Myler
Stephen Myler - Northampton Saints vs Sale October 2009.jpg
Birth nameStephen Myler
Date of birth (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 34)
Place of birthWidnes, England
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight14 st 13 lb (95 kg)[1]
Notable relative(s)Frank Myler
John Myler
Tony Myler
Rugby league career
Position(s) Stand Off
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–02
2002–05
2005–06
St. Helens
Widnes Vikings
Salford City Reds
-
49
12
(-)
(180)
(34)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2018
2018–
Northampton Saints
London Irish
325
0
(2,618)
0
Correct as of 9 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–
2013-
England Saxons
England
3
1
(36)
(2)
Correct as of 23 March 2018

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Rugby league careerEdit

Myler was born 21 July 1984 in Widnes.

After leaving Wade Deacon High School in Widnes at 16 he signed for the St Helens Academy,[3] he did not make an appearance for their first team.[4]

Myler joined the Widnes Vikings for 2003's Super League VIII.[5] He made 49 Super League appearances for the Vikings, scoring 180 points.[4]

Myler signed with the Salford City Reds for 2006's Super League XI.[6]

Stephen comes from a famous Rugby League family. His father is John Myler who played full back for Widnes Vikings RLFC. His uncle is Tony Myler, a former Widnes captain and GB International and was one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. Stephen's great uncle is Frank Myler who captained the last British side to win a series in Australia in 1970.

Rugby union careerEdit

In 2006, Myler made the switch to Rugby Union when he joined Northampton Saints.[7] He made his début in the Guinness Premiership against Saracens.[8]

He has established himself as a great kicker for the squad, scoring a high percentage of Place kicks for the 2008–09 season.[9] It was during this season that Myler started in the final of the European Challenge Cup, scoring all of Saints' points as they defeated Bourgoin.[10]

In 2014 Myler started and scored three conversions and a penalty as Northampton beat Saracens to win the Premiership final.[11]

In 2016 Myler started his 10th year at the Midlands side and hit his 1500th Aviva Premiership point after converting Louis Picamoles' try against Gloucester on Friday 28 October.[12][13]

On March 23, 2018, it was confirmed that after 12 years at Northampton Saints Myler would be leaving the club. It is yet to be confirmed whether he has a new club lined up for the 2018/19 season.[14] Stephen Myler was a hugely influential player at the club, marking up 325 caps and 2618 points since joining the club in 2006.

He currently sits in 2nd place in the Northampton Saints all-time points scored record, 168 points behind fellow fly half, Paul Grayson. Myler also ranks in 3rd place in the Aviva Premiership all-time points record behind Andy Goode in 2nd and Charlie Hodgson in 1st place.

International careerEdit

His form led to a selection for the England Saxons at the 2009 Churchill Cup,[15] making his début against Argentina Jaguars.[16]

After an injury to Alex Goode he was called up to the England squad in May 2013. He made his début as a substitute for Freddie Burns in England's victory over Argentina, scoring a conversion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/rugby/profiles/profile/Stephen-Myler
  3. ^ Glover, Tim (3 November 2008). "Mallinder reaps reward from converting Myler". London: The Independent. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Career Statistics". Rugby League project. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Widnes stand-off search continues". BBC. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Widnes trio make move to Salford". BBC. 5 October 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Myler agrees cross-code transfer". BBC. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Northampton 13–35 Saracens". BBC. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Stephen Myler: Northampton outside-half in a league of his own". London: The Independent. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Northampton 15–3 Bourgoin". BBC. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Premiership final: Saracens 20-24 Northampton Saints". 31 May 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ http://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2016/sept-2016/myler-s-10-at-10/
  13. ^ http://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2016/oct-2016/saints-23-gloucester-20-late-kessell-try-earns-saints-a-narrow-win-over-gloucester/
  14. ^ https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/news/latest-headlines/2018/march/stephen-myler-to-leave-saints/
  15. ^ "Three Saints in England summer squads". Northampton Saints official site. 19 May 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  16. ^ "England Saxons 28–20 Argentina". BBC. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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