10th Jul, 2020

Delight as Super Ted commits

Rob George 25th Jun, 2020

WORCESTER Warriors’ England back row forward Ted Hill has committed his future to the club for two further years.

The talented 21-year-old, who is one of the brightest talents in English rugby, signed a two-year contract extension in November and has now agreed a further extension to the end of the 2023/24 season.

Hill is a product of the Malvern club where his father Vince was captain and Warriors’ AASE League team and Three Pears Warriors Academy.

He made his senior debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Sale Sharks in November 2017 but announced himself in the Gallagher Premiership almost a year later when he scored two tries on his debut to help Warriors clinch a memorable victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

A month later Hill was called up by England head coach Eddie Jones for a training camp in Portugal and he made his England debut off the bench against Japan at Twickenham in November 2018.

Hill had already been capped by England Under-20s at the age of 17 having previously played for his country at Under-16s and Under-18s levels.

Hill said: “These are exciting times for Warriors with a new coaching team coming in and a lot of players that I played with in the Academy stepping up to the senior squad. It’s good to see the club continuing to invest in homegrown talent.”

Warriors’ director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “It is fantastic news Ted has signed an extension which sees him commit to the club for the next four seasons.

“Ted is absolutely integral to what we are aiming to achieve here at Sixways. He is a homegrown product who has established himself as one of the leading blindside flankers in England.

“He is an outstanding rugby player and I have no doubt that, sooner rather than later, he will establish himself in the England team. Moreover, he is a terrific bloke and a great team man with tremendous leadership potential.

“It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with Ted and I look forward to continuing to do so as we look to move the club forward.”

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