Paul Hill and England just miss out on World Rugby Under 20 title

Paul Hill
Paul Hill

Paul Hill stood out for England but they lost 21-16 to New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby Under 20 Championships.

The former Hayfield School pupil, who played for Doncaster Knights’ juniors, was rock solid in the front row as England narrowly missed out an third successive world title.

Highly-rated Hill, 20, will move from Yorkshire Carnegie to Premiership giants Northampton Saints this summer.

He is widely regarded as one of the country’s most exciting prospects.