Jeff Grayshon MBE RIP

It was with much sadness that the club learned today of the passing of former player Jeff Grayshon MBE (heritage number 1154), aged 72.

The Great Britain international joined Leeds in 1985, making his debut on 3rd November 1985 against Warrington at Wilderspool. In total, he made 33 appearances for the club, scoring one try. 

Originally from Spen Valley, Jeff started his career at Dewsbury, winning the Championship Final in 1973 with Dewsbury against Leeds. After eight years at the club and over 200 games, he moved to Bradford Northern where he also played over 200 games.  He won caps for England while at Dewsbury at the 1975 Rugby League World Cup and added more caps during his time at Bradford before gaining his final cap whilst with Leeds against New Zealand in 1985. 

He played for Cronulla in Australia and finished his career with spells at Featherstone Rovers and Batley. He played until he was 45 for Batley before taking over as coach at the club. His astonishing total of 776 professional games has been bettered by only three players in the history of Rugby League.

On behalf of everyone connected with the Leeds club, we would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Jeff’s friends and family at this sad time.