From amateur to Lions, four players starring this summer after working up the leagues - Page 4 of 5 - Ruck

From amateur to Lions, four players starring this summer after working up the leagues

#4. Jonny Hill (England)

Having tried his hand at rugby in his youth, joining local club Luctonians aged nine, Hill initially favoured football before a failed college application forced him into an unexpected gap year. 

Hill returned to Luctonians and after being encouraged to turn up to a walk-up trial at Hartpury College aged 17, he became a first-team fixture at the National League Two South side. 

A brief spell at Gloucester Rugby followed his two seasons at Hartpury, which also saw him receive an England U20 call-up, but it is at Exeter Chiefs where his career has flourished. 

His performances for his club saw international recognition follow, with Hill becoming an Eddie Jones favourite since playing the final game of England’s 2020 Six Nations triumph.

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