Paul Grayson (rugby union)

Paul Grayson (rugby union)

Paul Grayson
Full name Paul James Grayson
Date of birth (1971-05-30) 30 May 1971
Place of birth Chorley, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 13 st 12 lbs (88 kg)
University WR Tuson College (Preston College, Lancashire) 1987–1989
Occupation(s) Rugby coach
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997–2005 Northampton Saints 114 (1353)
correct as of 14 Sept 2006.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–2004 England 32 (400)
correct as of 14 Sept 2006.

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".

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.

See also


  1. ^ "Saints secure historic victory".  

External links

  • Saints Profile
  • Sporting heroes 1 2
  • Profile at
  • Northampton Saints news item