His first penalty in the Dragons’ 26-18 triumph took him level with Ceri Sweeney on 1,000 and then his second took him to within 43 of Stephen Jones. He also went through the 750 points barrier in the Guinness PRO14 on the night.
Another 76 points this season could see him move into third place, but he still has a long way to go to catch the man in whose footsteps he followed in his early days at the Ospreys, Dan Biggar. The Wales No 10 notched 2,203 points during his 221 games for the Swansea-based region.
Biggar has continued to be a points machine since moving to Northampton Saints and has scored a further 318 in 38 appearances for the English Premiership outfit, albeit at a slightly lesser strike rate of 8.37 points per match.
He also appears in the Top 10 scorers in world rugby since the regions began on 3 September, 2003. The current World Rugby record points holder, Dan Carter unsurprisingly leads the way with more than 4,000 career points.
Leading Points Scorers in regional rugby since 2003
Further down the list come Leigh Halfpenny (2591 – 21st), Stephen Jones (2538 – 23rd) and James Hook (2395 – 27th).
However, they all have a way to go to catch the Wales kicking coach, and the first player to break through the 1,000 point barrier in international rugby, Neil Jenkins.
His tally for clubs, regions, Wales, the Lions and Barbarians reached 5,386. (This figure does not include Wales tour fixtures, trials or Wales U21 caps and games.)
PRO RUGBY’S TOP SCORERS (Club, Test, Representative) since regions began 03.09.2003