Stephen Myler to leave Northampton Saints at end of Aviva Premiership season

Stephen Myler will leave Franklin's Gardens after 12 years at Northampton Saints. Paul Harding/PA Images via Getty Images

Northampton Saints fly-half Stephen Myler will leave the club at the end of the season.

Myler, 33, joined Northampton from rugby league in 2006 and went on to win two Challenge Cups and lead Saints to the 2013-14 Avivia Premiership title.

He also played in the 2011 Heineken Cup final, and made one appearance for England on the summer tour of Argentina in 2013.

"I'll be forever grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to make the switch from rugby league early in my career," he said.

"I'm extremely proud to have spent almost 12 seasons at Franklin's Gardens, and I hope I've been able to repay the club for the opportunity they gave me and the faith they showed in me by playing as many games as I have.

"I've been lucky enough to play alongside some great players, in some great teams, but more importantly I have met many great people in my time at Saints.

"I cannot express how much the support I've received from Saints supporters has meant to me over the years -- both on the pitch and off it, and notably during my testimonial season which they helped make so enjoyable for me."

Myler has made more than 300 appearances for Northampton, and is third on the all-time Premiership scoring list with 1,667 points.