Ospreys sign fly-half Stephen Myler from London Irish

Stephen Myler played over 200 times for Northampton Saints
Stephen Myler played over 200 times for Northampton Saints

Ospreys have announced the signing of veteran fly-half Stephen Myler on a one-year deal.

Myler played most of his career with Northampton Saints after representing them since his professional rugby union debut in 2006 and scored 2655 in 330 games for them before heading to London Irish ahead of the 2018/19 season. During his time with the Saints, he enjoyed two European Challenge Cup victory and a Premiership title that came in the 2013/14 season.

The 35-year-old also was a vital cog in the Exiles return to Premiership on the first attempt after a successful outing in the Championship on his debut season and has a huge experience of 217 appearances (205 for the Saints) in the top tier competition.

“As soon as I spoke to Toby, someone I know from the Premiership and who is highly respected and regarded, the chance to be involved with the Ospreys was too good a chance to miss,” said Myler to the official website of the club.

“I was fortunate to play for so long at Northampton, a place that loves rugby and wants to see its team doing well. The Ospreys have the same kind of feeling and tradition around them.

“The Ospreys have been very successful during my time in rugby and produced some fantastic players down the years, and where the club wants to go is just exciting.

“I’ve always had the feeling of a very proud club which is passionate about rugby, wants to do well and achieve things and I want to be part of that.”

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth is confident that Myler's experience will benefit the club.

“We have identified positions where we need some strength-in-depth and real quality and experience to bolster the squad.

“We felt Stephen would add some real value on the field but also do the same off the field and in the squad environment.

“He will bring vast experience and leadership to our squad and help develop the young 10s we have at the Ospreys.”

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