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Burns joins Premiership points club

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Freddie Burns became the 18th player to score 1,000 points in Premiership Rugby in Friday evening's win at Bristol Rugby.

“It’s a nice club to be a part of,” said the Leicester Tigers fly-half after his 11-point haul helped the team to a 21-16 victory at Ashton Gate.
It took Burns’s Premiership tally to 1,014 and 17th on the list ahead of former Wasps fly-half Alex King, who retired on 1,000 points. Former Tigers fly-half Ryan Lamb is on 1,014 points with Dave Walder (1,037), Danny Cipriani (1,071) and Toby Flood (1,078) also just ahead of him.
Charlie Hodgson heads the point-scoring list with 2,623 ahead of Andy Goode (2,285) and Olly Barkley (1,605). Two current players complete the top five with Nick Evans of Harlequins on 1,575 points and Northampton’s Stephen Myler on 1,540. The full list, courtesy of club statistician Stuatr Farmer/SFMS Ltd, is published below.
Charlie Hodgson 2623
Andy Goode 2285
Olly Barkley 1605
Nick Evans 1575
Stephen Myler 1540
Jonny Wilkinson 1489
Barry Everitt 1267
Tim Stimpson 1243
Paul Grayson 1238
Glen Jackson 1192
Shane Drahm 1185
Gareth Steenson 1185
Toby Flood 1078
Danny Cipriani 1071
Dave Walder 1037
Ryan Lamb 1014
Freddie Burns 1004
Alex King 1000

Burns said: “It’s not something you aim for but when you make it and you realise there are only 17 other players that have done it you feel part of an exclusive club.
“I was sort of aware last season that I was getting close but you put it to the back of your mind and crack on. It’s nice to reach the milestone and I’m still 26 so hopefully there is more to come.”
Burns kicked three penalties and a conversion to go past the milestone in Friday and he said confidence is high heading into derby week after four successive victories.
“As much as we were disappointed with some aspects of the game, you have to give credit to Bristol for the way they played and, given the short turnaround, we got the job done,” he said. “Confidence is good. We will try to learn from the weekend and keep on improving as a team.”
Burns and his Tigers teammates return to Welford Road on Saturday for the first East Midlands derby of the season.
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