Groom salutes Myler as Saints fly-half hits another milestone

Stephen Myler kicked superbly for Saints at Bath
Stephen Myler kicked superbly for Saints at Bath

Nic Groom has hailed Stephen Myler after the Saints fly-half passed the 2,500 points mark for the club.

Myler was in fantastic form at The Rec on Friday night, enjoying a 100 per cent record from the tee.

The 31-year-old, who has now played 304 games for Saints, landed three conversions and three penalties in a dramatic 32-30 defeat to Bath.

And Groom was hugely impressed with Myler, who is second in Saints' all time points scorers list.

“It’s an unbelievable milestone,” Groom said.

“Stephen’s having a big impact not only with his goal kicking - he was landing the pressure kicks even with people calling out from the crowd - but we’re making great strides in attack.

“Even in the defeat we had some good moments in attack.

"There were plenty of phases where we were getting around them and things that we’ve been working on came through.

"We can be pleased with that.

“As a partnership we’re reading each other better and as half-backs we’re connecting more.”