Northampton Saints prop Paul Hill signs contract extension

Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd
Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd
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Northampton Saints have announced that England prop Paul Hill has signed a contract extension with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Hill joined Northampton Saints in 2015 after playing for Otley, Darlington Mowden Park and Yorkshire Carnegie and has gone on to make 125 appearances for the club including 88 Premiership games since then. He was also part of the Premiership Rugby Cup winning Saints squad in the 2018/19 season.

The 26-year-old also represented England at various levels between Under 16 and Under 20 sides, Hill also was part of the Junior World Championship winning side in 2014. He had made five Test appearances for England - all of it coming in 2016 before a neck injury sidelined him for the 2017 summer tour of Argentina.

“I’m delighted to have signed another contract with Saints,” said Hill to the club's official website.

“I’m really enjoying my rugby in Northampton, and after almost six seasons here, Franklin’s Gardens feels like home.

“I believe I am constantly developing as a player within this environment. The quality we have throughout the front-row group is driving us to get better every day, so I’m excited to play my part with the boys as we try to progress even further, and challenge for more silverware in the not-too-distant future.”

Northampton Saints will face Dragons in the round-of-16 European Challenge Cup game at Rodney Parade on Saturday.