Stephen Myler announces retirement

Ospreys fly-half, Stephen Myler is set to retire from rugby at the end of the season after a hugely successful career.

Born in Widnes, Myler represented England at the highest level in 2013 and has enjoyed a longer career than most players would dream of.

In 2006, Myler made the switch from rugby league to rugby union and never looked back. Starting at the Northampton Saints, Myler made 325 appearances for the club, scoring 2618 points in the process.

After spending 12 years at the Saints, Myler moved to the current Ospreys head coach, Toby Booth’s former team, London Irish.

In 2020, Toby Booth made Myler his first signing at the Ospreys and the fly half has played a key role in the growth of the team ever since.

 "Stephen has served us with the upmost distinction since signing and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavours.” said Booth.

“He has done so much for the Ospreys on the pitch, coming up big for us in decisive moments and controlling the game, but his work off the pitch is what has really set him apart. During his career, Myler has gained a fountain of rugby knowledge and has always been quick to pass that to youngsters, which has ultimately helped us to move forward as a team.”

Since joining the Ospreys, Myler has scored 243 points in 31 games and often offered a calming influence from the fly half position.

Speaking on his retirement, Myler said:

“It’s been a while since I began my professional career, and I feel fortunate and privileged to have had a career that has spanned for so long. But I can confirm that this will be my final season.

“It’s been everything I could have hoped for, and more. The people, the experiences, the memories, and the lessons.

“I owe a huge thank you to my family and friends for their love, support and guidance throughout the highs and the lows.

“I’ve had some great teammates, coaches and backroom staff. I’ve been privileged to work with some incredible people over the years and made some friends for life.

“A huge thank you to Northampton Saints, London Irish, Ospreys and England Rugby who have enabled me to pursue a dream. And lastly, to the supporters. With or against, your unwavering support and passion are what makes the game what it is. What makes it so special.”