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Grant Fox
New Zealand
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Full name Grant James Fox
Born June 6, 1962, New Plymouth
Current age 52 years 54 days
Major teams New Zealand Cavaliers, New Zealand, New Zealand XV
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 158 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1985-1993 46 45 1 645 1 118 128 7 38 7 1 83.69
Bledisloe Cup 1987-1993 14 14 0 153 0 21 33 4 9 4 1 67.85
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1991 10 10 0 170 0 37 31 1 9 1 0 90.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v New Zealand at Buenos Aires, Oct 26, 1985 match details
Last Test New Zealand v Samoa at Auckland, Jul 31, 1993 match details
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Grant Fox is a former New Zealand fly-half who was one of the game's greatest kickers. Despite not being a natural with the ball in hand he was a master in the art of goal-kicking.

After impressing for Auckland he made his Test debut in 1985 against Argentina in Buenos Aires in a 33-20 victory. It only took Fox six games to amass 100 Test match points and two years later he won the inaugural World Cup on home soil scoring 126 points from six matches and finishing the tournament as the top points scorer.

Fox scored 645 points in the 46 Test matches he played but only managed one try which came against Scotland in 1990.

Fox played in the winning series against the British & Irish Lions in 1993 and scored a highly controversial match-winning kick in the first Test in the dying moments. He finished his international career against Samoa that year kicking seven penalties and two conversions in a 35-13 victory in Auckland.

Since his retirement he has been on the coaching staff at Auckland and the Blues as well as commentating on television and after dinner speaker.

However in December 2011 he was named as an All Blacks selector in Steve Hansen's new coaching set-up.

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Dec 23, 2011
All Blacks selector Grant Fox speaks with the media
All Blacks selector Grant Fox speaks with the media
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Oct 17, 2010
Former All Black Grant Fox shares a joke with current captain Richie McCaw
Former All Black Grant Fox shares a joke with current captain Richie McCaw
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Jun 1, 2009
New Zealand's Grant Fox kicks the ball into touch
New Zealand's Grant Fox kicks the ball into touch
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Jun 12, 1993
Grant Fox kicks for touch
Grant Fox kicks for touch
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