Man of the match in both Aviva Premiership and Amlin Challenge Cup glories for the Saints in 2013/14, Stephen Myler’s confirmation as the undisputed fly half of choice at Franklin’s Gardens was repaid in spades.
Another phenomenal season from the tee in which he averaged comfortably abov 80% over 32 appearances, Stephen now sits second in the Saints’ all-time point scoring list – only former mentor Paul Grayson ahead of him in the pecking order.
His high-quality kicking records throughout the season were at the heart of the Saints' success both this season and over the past seven years, with the side reaching nine finals and lifting five trophies.
His success has in black, green and gold has not gone unnoticed either – 2012/13 ended with a first England cap in Argentina and while participation in the Premiership final may have robbed him of another cap in New Zealand last summer, he remains right in Stuart Lancaster’s thoughts with a home Rugby World Cup fast approaching.
Stephen started his rugby career playing league, turning out for the St Helens Academy at the age of 16 before moves to Widnes Vikings and Salford City Reds.
Yet with uncle Tony and great Uncle Frank Myler both Great Britain legends in the 13-man game, a brave switch to union definitely paid off.
Now nine season into his stay with the club, Stephen’s importance to the side is receiving more acclaim than ever before.