Northampton Saints Head Coach Chris Boyd has confirmed the appointment of former England and Saints fly-half Paul Grayson as the club's consultant kicking coach ahead of the 2018/19 season. Grayson last worked with Northampton in a coaching capacity in 2012, when he left his role as Assistant Head Coach by mutual consent.
Having amassed 259 appearances and 2786 points for the club as a player, Grayson will link up with his former side in a coaching capacity, where he will oversee his son, James Grayson, in addition to Wales and Lions fly-half Dan Biggar, England centre Piers Francis and utility back Harry Mallinder, son of former Saints boss Jim.
“We are delighted to make this appointment,” said Saints’ Director of Rugby, Chris Boyd.
“Paul was an exceptional kicker during his career, both out of hand and when kicking for goal.
“Tactical kicking, when to kick, how to kick, and of course converting points through penalties and conversions is an imperative part of the modern game. Paul’s extensive technical knowledge in this area will benefit the squad greatly.
“He will complement the rest of the coaching team well, and we all look forward to welcoming him back to the Gardens.”
“This is a very exciting time to be re-joining the Saints set-up,” commented Grayson.
“Northampton Saints is in my blood so I am delighted to accept this opportunity.
“I have clear ideas of what I would like to contribute, and I cannot wait to get out on to the training ground and get started."
Northampton Saints kick-off their new season against Gloucester this weekend at Kingsholm.
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