RAPIDLY-improving flanker Ted Hill has “all the attributes” to rival man-of-the-moment Tom Curry for England’s number six shirt.

That’s the view of Worcester Warriors chief Alan Solomons who is confident Hill will “improve exponentially” this season and become a “permanent feature” in the national side.

Yesterday it was confirmed that the 20-year-old had penned a two-year extension – a deal that has delighted Solomons who reckons Warriors have “one of the best young players in England” on their books.

National boss Eddie Jones is blessed with a wealth of talent in the back row with Curry, 21, and Sam Underhill, 23, starring in Rugby World Cup.

The pair were named the ‘Kamikaze Kids’ by Jones but Solomons believes Hill, who was dubbed ‘Super Ted’ after his stunning start to last season, can break the duopoly.

“England have a massive amount of talent as the Curry bothers are super rugby players and Sam Underhill is a terrific player,” Solomons said.

“Tom Curry has played superbly at six for England after Eddie moved him there.

“But Ted is a classic six.

“He is a big, strong lad. He is athletic, mobile and a good lineout forward.

“He has got all the attributes that are needed.”

Hill is set to go up against Curry when Warriors host Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday (3pm).

Asked whether Hill could rival Curry for the England jersey, Solomons added: “They are various permutation that you can have in a back row.

“As Ted is now playing regular Premiership rugby he is going to improve exponentially over the season.”

Worcester-born Hill won his first England cap in November last year when he came off the bench against Japan – just two months after making his Premiership debut.

The 6ft 5in forward scored eight tries in 28 appearances in the 2018-19 campaign as he solidified his place in Warriors’ back-row whilst still being in the academy.

He was promoted to the senior squad ahead of this term and has already crossed twice in eight matches.

“This is his first season and he has cemented his place in the starting 15 in the Premiership,” Solomons said.

“He did have quite a lot of game-time last season but in this campaign he has started every single game.

“I think his growth is going to be massive this season.”

Solomons said Hill would be a “big catch” for any club but the rising star, who has been in Warriors’ youth system since the age of 14, decided to stay put.

“He is very happy at the club,” Solomons said.

“He believes in the vision that owners Colin (Goldring) and Jason (Whittingham) and myself all share for the club.

“In that sense it was (an easy decision for Ted) but I have no doubt that he would be a big catch for any club.

“I am absolutely delighted.

“It is fantastic news for the club.

“We have made it clear that we want to be build the club through the medium of our young Worcester players and Ted is one of our leading lights.

“He is certainly one of the best young players in England.

“He is born and bred in Worcester, has come through our academy and it’s fantastic that he has committed his future to the club.

“That’s speaks volumes.

“He will become a permanent feature in that England team.

“It’s just a matter of time as he has got everything.

“He is humble, very professional about the way he goes about things and is blessed with an incredible physique.”