Thirty-year-old Worcester Warriors fly-half Ryan Lamb became the 17th player to tally 1,000 points in Premiership Rugby reaching the milestone against Sale Sharks yesterday, writes Stuart Farmer.
Lamb achieved the milestone almost ten years since his debut in the competition – only Newcastle’s Dave Walder (over 11 years) has taken longer to reach the landmark.
By contrast the record shortest time to reach four figures is by current Test referee Glen Jackson for Saracens, taking just four years and 164 days, however Jackson at 33 years 179 days was the oldest to reach the mark.
Conversely the youngest to reach a millennia of points in the tournament was the legend that is Jonny Wilkinson, who was just 23 years 252 days old when becoming only the third player to reach the target in 2003.
Less than five months previously Tim Stimpson had become the first to clock up 1,000 Premiership points during Leicester’s match at Sale in September 2002.
Yesterday was Lamb’s 154th Premiership appearance, but that wasn’t the most matches to the milestone, that record is held by Alex King who took 168 games.
The fastest to 1,000 points in terms of appearances was the competition’s all-time points scorer Charlie Hodgson, who took just 79 matches to the prestigious landmark.