RUMOUR | England prop linked with move to Bath - Ruck

RUMOUR | England prop linked with move to Bath

Bath are interested in signing England international prop Paul Hill, according The Rugby Paper.

The 24-year-old, who won five caps in 2016, is out of contract at Northampton Saints at the end of the season and is set to depart Franklin’s Gardens.

He shot to prominence in 2016 when he was called up to the England squad at the age of just 21 just three months after making his Premiership debut against Worcester Warriors in October 2015.

The 2018/19 season was Hill’s most successful at club level, playing in both Saints’ Gallagher Premiership semi-final and European Challenge Cup quarter-final, as well as starting in Northampton’s Premiership Rugby Cup final victory over Saracens.

Prior to his first Test cap for England, Hill had represented his country at Under-17s, Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-20s level – taking part part in two Junior World Championship finals, including the 21-20 win over South Africa in 2014.

He was also selected for England’s summer tour to Australia in 2016, helping his side to their first-ever series win over the Wallabies, and played for the Red Rose against the Barbarians in a non-capped fixture in 2019.