May 23, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
BathBath Rugby
16-30
SaintsNorthampton Saints
Watson (26')
FT
Dowson (70'), Foden (75')

Jim Mallinder hails "top-drawer" Stephen Myler

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder hails Stephen Myler for his "top-drawer" performance during Friday's 30-16 win over Bath in the Amlin Challenge Cup final.

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder has praised Stephen Myler for his "top-drawer" performance during Friday's win over Bath in the Amlin Challenge Cup final.

Myler kicked over 20 points at Cardiff Arms Park as the Saints sealed a 30-16 victory to clinch the trophy.

"You need a performance like that in big games, just somebody who can keep their head to make really good decisions, not just kicking the goals," Mallinder is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "It was top-drawer by Stephen on a night when all of our leaders stepped up.

"Stephen kicked his goals - you have got to take your points in games like this. Unfortunately for [Bath fly-half] George Ford, he missed a few at a crucial time."

Northampton return to action next Saturday when they face Saracens in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham Stadium.

Ben Foden (L) of Northampton celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final match against Sale Sharks on April 3, 2014
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