Stephen Myler

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Stephen Myler
Stephen Myler - Northampton Saints vs Sale October 2009.jpg
Full name Stephen Myler
Date of birth (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Widnes, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)[1]
Rugby league career
Position Stand Off
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–02
2002–05
2005–06
St Helens
Widnes Vikings
Salford City Reds
-
49
12
(-)
(180)
(34)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half / Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Northampton 246 (2031)
correct as of 14 December 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–
2013-
England Saxons
England
3
1
(36)
(2)
correct as of 21 June 2009.

Stephen Myler (born 21 July 1984) is an English rugby union player who plays at Fly-half for Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership.

Rugby league career[edit]

born 21 July 1984 in Widnes.

After leaving Wade Deacon High School in Widnes at 16 he signed for the St Helens Academy,[2] he did not make an appearance for their first team.[3]

Myler joined the Widnes Vikings for 2003's Super League VIII.[4] He made 49 Super League appearances for the Vikings, scoring 180 points.[3]

Myler signed with the Salford City Reds for 2006's Super League XI.[5]

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 career[edit]

In 2006, Myler made the switch to Rugby Union when he joined Northampton Saints.[6] He made his début in the Guinness Premiership against Saracens.[7]

He has established himself as a great kicker for the squad, scoring a high percentage of Place kicks for the 2008–09 season.[8] 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.[9]

His form led to a selection for the England Saxons at the 2009 Churchill Cup,[10] making his début against Argentina Jaguars.[11]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Northampton Saints". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Glover, Tim (3 November 2008). "Mallinder reaps reward from converting Myler". London: The Independent. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Career Statistics". Rugby League project. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Widnes stand-off search continues". BBC. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Widnes trio make move to Salford". BBC. 5 October 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Myler agrees cross-code transfer". BBC. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Northampton 13–35 Saracens". BBC. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stephen Myler: Northampton outside-half in a league of his own". London: The Independent. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Northampton 15–3 Bourgoin". BBC. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Three Saints in England summer squads". Northampton Saints official site. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  11. ^ "England Saxons 28–20 Argentina". BBC. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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