posted on Apr, 6 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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.