Paul Grayson

Paul Grayson

Former Rugby Fly Half, Broadcaster and Performance Coach

Paul is the all-time highest scorer for Northampton Saints. Since retiring from rugby Paul has set up a performance consultancy firm, Actuality with Ex-Hampshire Cricketer, Ricky Ricketts. Actuality works with individuals and teams, in both sport and business, to find the zone for peak performance through correct mental preparation.

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As former fly-half, Paul is the all-time highest scorer for his former club the Northampton Saints.

Paul made his first appearance for the Saints in 1993 and went on to score 2,784 points in 259 games, winning a Heineken Cup winners’ medal with the club in 2000. He also scored 400 points in 32 appearances for England, a total only exceeded by Johnny Wilkinson.

During his playing career, Paul was a member of the victorious British & Irish Lions squad that toured South Africa in 1997 and the 2003 England squad, who won the Rugby World Cup under Clive Woodward in Australia. Paul went on to become the joint-Saints boss in November 2004, steering the club away from relegation on the last day and after taking sole charge Paul went on to lead the team to the Heineken Cup semi-finals three years later.

Since leaving Northampton Saints Paul set up a performance consultancy firm, called Actuality with Ex- Hampshire cricketer, Rickey Ricketts. Actuality works with individuals and teams, in both sport and business, to ensure that when individuals need to perform the quality of their mental preparation and ability to control their emotions, are reasons for success not failure.

Paul still remains a familiar face in the rugby world as a prominent rugby broadcaster on both the BBC and BT Sport.

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"Ireland enjoyed an incredible 2018 but it is too big a jump from there to the World Cup. They haven’t yet found a stepping stone in 2019 and they badly need one."

EXCLUSIVE: @paulgrayson10 column on #SixNations2019 finale. @GILBERT_RUGBY

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NEW.. ep.7. Why Judgement Day will be heaven or hell for Wales. @paulgrayson10 @andyhowellsport @squiresexpress and @mikescully1 join me on Mirror Maul to set scene for Saturday’s #6Nations finale.

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"If you're asking proud, physical men, not to be your cannon fodder but to put their bodies on the line in training to help you, you've got to expect they're going to bring a little bit of something."

@paulgrayson10 on England-Georgia scrum brawl #MirrorMaul 6 Nations podcast.

"Is it distracting to international rugby players? 100 per cent. It sets the cat amongst the pigeons mentally."

@paulgrayson10 assesses likely impact of merger row on Grand Slam-chasing Wales squad in new episode of #MirrorMaul Six Nations podcast.

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