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Myler hits 200 as Saints host Sharks

Stephen Myler is hitting the 200 appearance mark tomorrow © Getty Images

Rugby News, Team News Myler hits 200 as Saints host Sharks

Stephen Myler will hit the double-century appearance mark when he runs out with the rest of the Northampton Saints team to play Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow night.

The 29-year-old fly half has spent his entire rugby union career at Franklin’s Gardens, and since his debut in 2006 he has racked up 1,536 points – putting him second on the club’s all-time points scoring list – and steered the team to six finals in six years, winning three of them.

This summer Myler also became a full international in England’s successful tour of Argentina.

Myler is only the 11th player to reach the landmark since the year 2000, and director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that the achievement reflects his consistency and quality.

“Stephen has been an outstanding player in my time at the club and I’m delighted for him in reaching a landmark like this,” Mallinder commented. “In the professional era, when players move from club to club and have massive physical demands every week, hitting 200 appearances becomes even more special.

“I’m particularly happy for Stephen that he gets to reach this landmark on home turf. He has been one of our key players over the past few years and has served the Saints and our supporters well.

“I’m sure they’ll join all of us in congratulating him tomorrow night.”

Mallinder and the Saints coaches have made five changes to the team which was pipped at the post in Gloucester last Saturday, with George Pisi, Lee Dickson, Alex Corbisiero, Courtney Lawes and Phil Dowson all returning to the starting line-up.

Tickets remain available for tomorrow’s game, but are selling quickly and early booking is advised, particularly for groups. Book online by CLICKING HERE and Print@Home to beat the queues and the admin fees!

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY SALE SHARKS
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 4
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Kick off 7:45pm
15 Ben FODEN
14 Jamie ELLIOTT
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Lee DICKSON
1 Alex CORBISIERO
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Tom MERCEY
4 Courtney LAWES
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Phil DOWSON
8 Sam DICKINSON

Replacements
16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Alex WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Samu MANOA
20 Tom WOOD
21 Kahn FOTUALI’I
22 James WILSON
23 Ken PISI

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