WORCESTER Warriors' Ted Hill was named captain of his club in the summer of this year and it has been some rise to the top for the 21 year old.

Despite not yet breaking into the England first team, Ted has been in and around the camp for the past 12 months and is hoping to feature in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup over the next few weeks.

England face Georgia this weekend and there is a hope that Hill, who is in the 36-man squad for the tournament, may well get his second cap wearing the white shirt, after his debut in 2018 against Japan in another autumn test.

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Father Vince, a second-row in his time, believes that whilst competition is high in the English back-row department, son Ted has what it takes to mix it with the best.

"There are so many in his position," says Vince.

"The quality England have in the back-row is outstanding and whilst you could say it makes Ted's chances more difficult, he definitely sees it as a chance to prove that he can mix it with the best of them.

"He is still a young lad but he is level-headed and he will take this all in his stride."

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The 23-man squad for the Georgian fixture on Saturday is released tomorrow morning and Vince has his fingers crossed but insists Ted has plenty of time ahead of him to break into the squad.

"We certainly hope he is given a chance this weekend," he added.

"But he is really enjoying just being in the camp with all these players around him and he is still developing himself as a player so it's all good for him.

"They obviously looked at the Italy game two weeks ago and went for the tried and tested in terms of the team selection but we are hoping they will give some of the other players some game time over this tournament coming up, starting this weekend."

Hill might only have the one cap for England's senior side, but has come through the ranks, playing in the age group levels for both club and country.

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But before rugby became serious, Vince says that Ted used to really enjoy his football and by all accounts, was not too bad at it either.

"He was actually quite the footballer growing up," Vince said.

"He played at Leigh and Bransford Badgers and he was a striker that couldn’t stop scoring goals.

"He used to terrorise defences really, he was the kind of player who would just find a way to get the ball in the net so he was quite a successful striker in that sense.

"At the same time he still loves his rugby, especially the coaching side of things, he has really enjoyed being at Malvern RFC coaching the colts there over the last couple of years."

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The want to be the best is something that has always driven Ted on and Vince puts it down to the inspiration he has takes from others, including the basketball legend Michael Jordan.

"I think with Ted, what you see is what you get," said Vince.

"He has a very settled family life here and when he comes home to us or his girlfriend Laura, he just leaves rugby on the pitch.

"He has a lot of interests outside of rugby and he focusses on them when he isn’t playing, he is interested in current affairs and in general he stays up to date with everything that is going on, especially with the American Presidential election.

"He is also quite into the American sports, NFL and also the NBA, especially with that show Last Dance on Netflix with Michael Jordan.

"I think he takes quite a lot of inspiration from other successful sports people, to see what makes them tick at the highest level and especially with Michael Jordan, to see what it takes to be the best.

"But it’s not just sports people, it’s just people in general, identifying how they find a way to succeed in what they do, I think that interests him quite a bit so he definitely likes to learn from people around him in all walks of life."