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.
“It is fantastic news that Ted has signed an extension which sees him commit to the club for the next four seasons,” said Warriors’ Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.
“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.”
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 to 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.”
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MARKED | How BBC rated England’s players in 2003 World Cup final
Josh Lewsey: Again proved his worth in the number 15 jersey. Made some dynamic runs and kept the pressure on the Aussie midfield. 7
Jason Robinson: Always looked dangerous with the ball. Had little chance stopping Australia’s try, but did his job at the other end touching down. 8
Will Greenwood: Handled the ball well with some creative touches and put in some big tackles but ultimately failed to shine. 6
Mike Tindall: More direct than creative, but did the job he was asked to do. Produced a vital clearance in the second half before making way for Mike Catt. 7
Ben Cohen: Worked tirelessly off the ball and did little wrong. Was given little opportunity to show his class with the ball. 6