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Ford passes Premiership Rugby landmark

George Ford reached a Premiership Rugby milestone during Saturday’s game against Northampton Saints when he passed 1,000 points in the competition.

The Tigers and England fly-half, who began the match on 992 Premiership Rugby points, kicked a conversion and three penalties in the East Midlands derby to take him past the landmark figure.

Ford, 25, is the 21st player to reach 1,000 points and is the second-youngest after Jonny Wilkinson.

Charlie Hodgson is the leading point scorer in Premiership Rugby history with 2,623 followed by former Tigers fly-half Andy Goode. Stephen Myler is third, the Northampton Saints man took his total to 1,694 with two conversions and two penalties at Welford Road.

Nick Evans (1,656), Olly Barkley (1,605), Wilkinson (1,489), Gareth Steenson (1,420), Barry Everitt (1,267), Jimmy Gopperth (1,252) and Tim Stimpson (1,243) complete the top ten.