Paul Hill: Northampton Saints prop agrees new contract extension

Paul Hill
Paul Hill (centre) made his international debut for England in their Six Nations match against Italy in 2016

Tight-head prop Paul Hill has signed a new contract extension to remain at Premiership club Northampton Saints.

The 26-year-old, who has won five caps for England, joined Saints from Yorkshire Carnegie in 2015 and has since gone on to make 125 appearances for the club.

The length of Hill's new deal has not been disclosed.

"I believe I am constantly developing as a player within this environment," Hill told the club website.external-link

He added: "After almost six seasons here, Franklin's Gardens feels like home."

Hill, who made the last of his five appearances for England against Australia on the summer tour down under in 2016, scored his only try to date for Saints against Leicester Tigers last season.

Prolific winger Frank Packman passes away

Meanwhile, Saints have announced the death of former wing Frank Packman, who passed away on 30 March, aged 57.

Packman, who also served for 15 years with Northamptonshire Police, made his debut for Saints in 1983 and scored 178 tries in his 323 appearances for the club.

It is reported Packman died while out cycling with his sons in Bedfordshire.

Frank Packman (far right)
Frank Packman (far right) is fifth on the all-time try scorers list for Northampton Saints

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