By Thomas Branston
Northampton Saints travel to Gloucester in the New Year with fly half Stephen Myler set to make his 300th club appearance.
Myler is set to become only the 16th player in the clubs history to reach a triple century.
The 32 year-old made his first team debut just over ten years ago against Saracens in the Guinness Premiership and in that time has rallied up a points tally of 2,444 in Saints colours.
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In that time he has experienced both highs and lows with Northampton, having been part of the sides relegation from the Premiership in 2007 to winning the Aviva Premiership in 2014.
The England international has also won multiple European Rugby Challenge Cups and the Anglo-Welsh Cup, along with a number of other final appearances.
In 2016 Myler converted his 1500th Aviva Premiership point after placing his kick from a Louis Picamoles try against Gloucester at Franklins Gardens, and Jim Mallinder paid tribute to the fly half.
He said: “You don’t play 300 times for a club without being a special player, and Stephen is certainly that.
“He has been a key player for us in my time at the club and is one of the important leaders within the squad.
“His approach has helped him achieve success both as an individual and as part of the team, and I hope that all Saints supporters will join me in congratulating him on reaching 300 appearances.
“In the professional era hitting this milestone is going to be increasingly rare, and Stephen has shown superb loyalty and consistency in his decade at the club.”