Paul Grayson (rugby union)

Paul James Grayson, MBE (born 30 May 1971 in Chorley, Lancashire) is the former assistant head coach of Northampton Saints rugby union club. He formerly played at fly-half for Northampton, for whom he was the all-time leading points scorer, and England. He is known as "Larry" or "Grase".

Paul Grayson
Paul Grayson - Northampton Saints vs Sale October 2009.jpg
Paul Grayson in October 2009
Birth namePaul James Grayson
Date of birth (1971-05-30) 30 May 1971 (age 49)
Place of birthChorley, Lancashire, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight13 st 12 lb (88 kg)
Occupation(s)Rugby coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2005 Northampton Saints 259 (2784)
Correct as of 15 Sept 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2004 England 32 (400)
Correct as of 15 Sept 2017

Prior to Northampton, he played for Preston Grasshoppers and Waterloo. Paul also had a spell at Accrington Stanley as a youth team player. Whilst at Northampton he started in the victorious 2000 Heineken Cup Final, kicking all 9 of Northampton's points as they defeated Munster.[1]

Grayson made his international debut against Western Samoa in December 1995. He was part of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning England squad.

Northampton announced on 20 November 2012 that Grayson would be leaving the club by mutual consent.

Grayson has three sons, one of which James is an established professional rugby player who plays for Northampton Saints. His other two sons, Joel and Ethan are in the Northampton Saints EPDG youth setup.

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  1. ^ "Saints secure historic victory". BBC. 27 May 2000. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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