WORCESTER Warriors’ Ted Hill has been called up for England’s 2020 Guinness Six Nations squad.

Hill is among 34 players named for the tournament by head coach Eddie Jones and he will hope to add to his one previous England cap.

The back row came off the bench in the autumn when England faced Japan at Twickenham for his first senior international.

He was previously named as an apprentice in the squad for last year’s Six Nations.

Hill’s call-up follows his impressive form in the Gallagher Premiership for Warriors this season which has seen him nail down a starting place in the side.

The Worcester-born 20-year-old’s rise to the top began at the start of last season when he scored two tries at Welford Road to lead Warriors to a rare victory at Leicester Tigers.

The talented forward has represented England in each of the age-group teams, most noticeably the side that finished second in the Under 20 World Championship in 2018.

Hill also starred in the side that featured in the same competition a year later and is now looking to get his first taste of a Six Nations which starts on the first weekend of February.

A broken arm for Saracens’ Billy Vunipola at the weekend helped secure Hill’s selection.

Hill said: “I found out last night (Sunday) when I was added to a WhatsApp group explaining all the details and everything going forward.

“I’m really pleased and excited and looking forward to getting in there.

“Fortunately I have experience of being in that environment (the training camp) from last year so it will be a familiar area.

“I’m sure it’ll be tough with a lot of learning of different plays but I’m looking forward to it.

“It was tough and a massive experience (against Japan) being with all the guys that you grow up watching.

“It’s a new time now and hopefully I can go there and show how much I’ve improved.”

Jones has included 22 who figured at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and eight uncapped players.

Tom Dunn, Ben Earl and Ollie Thorley have been involved in previous England squads while Fraser Dingwall, George Furbank, Alex Moon, Will Stuart and Jacob Umaga are called up for the first time.

Josh Hodge, who plays in the Championship for Newcastle Falcons, and Northampton Saints’ Alex Mitchell have been called up as apprentices and will only train with the squad.

Jones said: “The Guinness Six Nations for us is all about raising the standards in terms of the way we prepare, tactically and physically how we play the game and the way we come together off the field.

“But our first task is beating France in France and that is the only game we need to worry about.

“We will begin our preparations in Portugal, get a bit of sun, some warm conditions and get ourselves physically and mentally right for the game.

“The first three days will be about getting organised. We have got players from 11 clubs so we need to get everyone on the same page quickly, spend a lot of time working on our togetherness and then by Tuesday next week we are in Test preparation for France.”

On his selection Jones said: “It is always about winning the next game so we have picked the best squad available.

“At the same time we wanted to bring some young players in because we need to keep building our depth so for those new players it is an exciting opportunity for them.”

England will assemble at Pennyhill Park tomorrow and travel to Portugal on Thursday ahead of their first match against France in Paris on Sunday, February 2.

England, forwards: Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Curry (Sale Sharks), Dunn (Exeter Chiefs), Earl (Saracens), Ewels (Bath), Genge (Leicester Tigers), George (Saracens), Hill (Worcester Warriors), Itoje (Saracens), Kruis (Saracens), Launchbury (Wasps), Lawes (Northampton Saints), Ludlam (Northampton Saints), Marler (Harlequins), Moon (Northampton Saints), Sinckler (Harlequins), Stuart (Bath), Underhill (Bath), M Vunipola (Saracens), Williams (Exeter Chiefs); backs: Daly (Saracens), Devoto (Exeter Chiefs), Dingwall (Northampton Saints), Farrell (Saracens), Ford (Leicester Tigers), Furbank (Northampton Saints), Heinz (Gloucester), Joseph (Bath), May (Leicester Tigers), Thorley (Gloucester), Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Umaga (Wasps), Watson (Bath), Youngs (Leicester Tigers).