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Richard Hill
England
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Full name Richard Anthony Hill
Born May 23, 1973, Dormansland, Surrey
Current age 41 years 63 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Saracens, England
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 224 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2005 76 73 3 60 12 0 0 0 53 21 2 71.05
England 1997-2004 71 68 3 60 12 0 0 0 50 19 2 71.83
British and Irish Lions 1997-2005 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 60.00
Five/Six Nations 1997-2004 35 35 0 30 6 0 0 0 27 8 0 77.14
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2003 8 7 1 10 2 0 0 0 6 2 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Scotland at Twickenham, Feb 1, 1997 match details
Last Test New Zealand v British and Irish Lions at Christchurch, Jun 25, 2005 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2008 129 125 4 110 22 0 0 0 74 53 2 58.13
Saracens 1997-2008 129 125 4 110 22 0 0 0 74 53 2 58.13
Profile

Richard Hill played 288 times for Saracens and 71 times for England making him one of the modern greats of the English game. He also played five Tests for the British and Irish Lions between 1997 and 2005.

Hill was part of the much-vaunted England loose trio of Back, Dallaglio and Hill that took England to Rugby World Cup glory in 2003 under Clive Woodward.

He was the only member of Woodward's England side never to have been dropped by him. He played primarily as a blindside flank with the emergence of Neil back despite open side being his preferred position - one which he fulfiilled at club level for Saracens.

He retired from the game in 2008 after a knee serious knee injury finally put paid to his playing career after he'd manfully played through the pain barrier to prolong his career as much as possible. He secured a fine send-off in a Saracens shirt by putting in a performance of rare aggression and graft in the Saracens back-row as the defeated the much-vaunted Ospreys to progress to the 2008 Heineken Cup semi-finals.

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May 10, 2008
Saracens flanker Richard Hill
Saracens flanker Richard Hill
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Apr 6, 2008
Saracens flanker Richard Hill applauds the Vicarage Road faithful
Saracens flanker Richard Hill applauds the Vicarage Road faithful
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Nov 22, 2003
England's Richard Hill celebrates the win with Jonny Wilkinson
England's Richard Hill celebrates the win with Jonny Wilkinson
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Nov 22, 2003
England's Richard Hill in action
England's Richard Hill in action
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