Worcester Warriors appoint Ted Hill as new captain

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons

Worcester Warriors have confirmed the appointment of England international Ted Hill as the new captain of the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 21-year-old becomes the youngest skipper to captain the club at the age of 21 and will take over the role from GJ van Velze, who is still contracted to the club for one more year.

Hill made his senior debut for the Warriors in 2017 and went on to make a solitary Test appearance for England that came in 2018 during the November series against Japan.

Centre Will Butler has been assigned the role of assistant club captain and hooker Matt Moulds as team captain.

The appointment of Ted and Will as Club Captain and Assistant Club Captain, respectively, accords with our vision for our young Worcester lads to form the core of our team,” said Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.

“They are both homegrown players who have come through our Academy and it’s fantastic to see them rise to leadership positions.

“Ted has developed into a terrific player who has the full respect of our whole squad. He is a young lad who has a massive future in the game and he will lead as he plays; from the front.

“Will is a natural leader who has captained England age grade teams. He and Ted complement one another and I really look forward to working with them as we take the club forward.

“Mouldsy is an outstanding leader and experienced team captain who has led Northland to an ITM Cup final. He has also had the benefit of coming through the prestigious Canterbury Crusaders Academy."

Warriors will take on Gloucester Rugby on 15th August at Sixways when the Premiership Rugby resumes after the suspension due to pandemic coronavirus.