Richard Hill MBE

World Cup winner and Saracens legend

Richard Hill

Richard Hill MBE is a former rugby union footballer who played flanker for Saracens and England, helping the latter to the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

Often portrayed as the ‘silent assassin’ at both club and international level, he was renowned for his effective and abrasive style of forward play. Features of his game included big hits, shrewd driving and energy-sapping support play, all which made him one of the most highly rated flankers of his era.

Richard made his first Saracens appearance in 1993 and made his England debut four years later in the Five Nations Championship, also going on to appear for the British and Irish Lions that same year in South Africa.

In a career spanning 15 years, he remained a one-club player, turning out 275 times for Saracens and scoring 110 points, while also taking part in an additional two Lions tours.

His finest hour, at the 2003 World Cup saw him recover from a hamstring injury to make the final two England games in Australia and clinch the Webb Ellis Cup.

Richard represented his country at every level from Under-16s upwards and since his debut in 1997’s Calcutta Cup has won over 70 caps with his exemplary attitude making him a lynchpin of the side.

With a wealth of entertaining, eye-opening and hilarious stories to share about his time both on and off the pitch, as well as a desire to share his training tips and techniques in a bid to aid the younger generation of stars, Richard has become a highly desirable choice of rugby speaker.

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