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Newz Forum: OTHER: Rugby Union's Paul Grayson signs new deal

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posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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England fly-half Paul Grayson has signed a new contract with Northampton after rejecting an offer from Premiership rivals Newcastle.Paul Grayson has ended speculation about his playing future.
 

The England fly-half had been a target for Saints Zurich Premiership rivals Newcastle, who were keen to see him join their coaching staff.The 32-year-old, signed by Northampton from Waterloo 10 years ago,is to remain at Franklin's Gardens until the end of the 2004/2005 season at least.Grayson has played 240 games for Northampton, amassing more than 2,600 points, and he kicked the three penalties which saw Saints crowned European champions in 2000.The Lancastrian also enjoyed an England renaissance this season, gaining selection for Sir Clive Woodward's World Cup squad and then starting Six Nations games against Italy, Scotland and Ireland.During the Six Nations, he reached 400 Test points and overtook Rob Andrew as England's second-highest international scorer behind World Cup final hero Jonny Wilkinson.Grayson made his England debut in 1995, and he has won 32 caps,averaging more than 12 points per Test.




 
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