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Paul Hill
Posted by: Deesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 08:33

Short interview with Paul regarding EJs invite to attend England training in Brighton
Glad to see some recognition for his endeavours
Would love to understand why he didnt get game time last season at Saints

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Mobbs (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 09:02

One of these days we might get to hear about what really went on at the Gardens over the last two or three years......but I will not hold my breath. No doubt Dylan will have 'a book' sooner or later.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/05/2018 09:38 by Mobbs.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: alwayshopeful (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 09:15

Paul Hill must have had, by any measure, the weirdest 2 years in rugby!

England, joins top prem side, did well, got dropped, vanished, search parties couldn't find him, dropped from the B-Team. Myth passed into legend...

When all the other props were gone - he gets thrown into a tigers Derby against Genge and does really well... now back with England..


I hope there is a good explanation - but the poor guy is now 2 years behind in his potential development cycle.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Mobbs (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 09:38

I think the explanation has just left the club........

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Eif Jones (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 09:50

As Adam Jones commented - as an experienced prop I did to the youngster (i.e. Hill) what used to happen to me as experienced props gave me a tough time when I was a youngster. I have always thought that Hill's confidence was shattered by the hammering he received from Adam and its taken time for him to recover.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Duckonstilts (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 10:22

Hill has time on his side. He did need to develop his game but strangely didnt get the game time to do so. JFR got plenty and its probably helped him no end so to say we didnt give experience to young players is unfair but why Hill was overlooked i dont know.

Hopefully he can push on now as he has a good 10 years ahead of him.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 10:45

Quote:
Eif Jones
As Adam Jones commented - as an experienced prop I did to the youngster (i.e. Hill) what used to happen to me as experienced props gave me a tough time when I was a youngster. I have always thought that Hill's confidence was shattered by the hammering he received from Adam and its taken time for him to recover.
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Well I know you only post for effect but for even you to offer a Welsh explanation for this is quite an achievement !

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Walks11 (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 11:33

It was just a case of Hill not being rated by West and also possibly Jim. every prop does and has been owned by another at some stage of their career. one experience does not preclude him for most of the season.

for what its worth I think he is one of the best around the park in the league. accepting he needs to work on set piece, his undoubted potential makes his prolonged absence mystifying

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 11:55

Yeah, I'm sure it was a single game that did for him.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: protestbeat (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:21

I'll never forget that disallowed try he scored at Welford Road a few years back. I was so happy (for about 15 seconds). Can Boyd can get him rampaging around the field a la Dane Coles?

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: St.Sinner (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:24

Hill is class and weve missed out on developing him as well as we could of. We will be lucky if he stays with us any longer than he has too, and Id be sad to see him go. How Brookes has been picked ahead of him just sums up Dorian West the last few years. Clueless.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Guildford Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:31

Hopefully hell be happy with the new forwards coach, put it behind him and happily push on with the team.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:35

Quote:
Eif Jones
As Adam Jones commented - as an experienced prop I did to the youngster (i.e. Hill) what used to happen to me as experienced props gave me a tough time when I was a youngster. I have always thought that Hill's confidence was shattered by the hammering he received from Adam and its taken time for him to recover.

I remember a Heineken cup game against Ospreys at the Gardens a few years ago now when Jones got destroyed by a young Alex Waller. I had a mate with me who is an Ospreys fan. Hilarious so it was. I remember going to the Millenium a few months later when England beat Wales and he got destroyed yet again by either Mako or Cole, can't remember which one. Good though!

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Matthew (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:46

Quote:
smitferbrainz
Quote:
Eif Jones
As Adam Jones commented - as an experienced prop I did to the youngster (i.e. Hill) what used to happen to me as experienced props gave me a tough time when I was a youngster. I have always thought that Hill's confidence was shattered by the hammering he received from Adam and its taken time for him to recover.

I remember a Heineken cup game against Ospreys at the Gardens a few years ago now when Jones got destroyed by a young Alex Waller. I had a mate with me who is an Ospreys fan. Hilarious so it was. I remember going to the Millenium a few months later when England beat Wales and he got destroyed yet again by either Mako or Cole, can't remember which one. Good though!

My first thought on Eif's post too. Waller turned a couple of Lions inside out that season, as I recall.



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Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:53

Quote:
Matthew
Quote:
smitferbrainz
Quote:
Eif Jones
As Adam Jones commented - as an experienced prop I did to the youngster (i.e. Hill) what used to happen to me as experienced props gave me a tough time when I was a youngster. I have always thought that Hill's confidence was shattered by the hammering he received from Adam and its taken time for him to recover.

I remember a Heineken cup game against Ospreys at the Gardens a few years ago now when Jones got destroyed by a young Alex Waller. I had a mate with me who is an Ospreys fan. Hilarious so it was. I remember going to the Millenium a few months later when England beat Wales and he got destroyed yet again by either Mako or Cole, can't remember which one. Good though!

My first thought on Eif's post too. Waller turned a couple of Lions inside out that season, as I recall.

He did Matthew. That led up to the Saxon's cap and he may have been considered unlucky not to get a full cap. To me, since then, our previous coaching team tried to grind him into the dust by overplaying him to a massive extent imo. He's not quite been the same since. Used properly he could be that good again. That Waller and a properly trusted Hill could make our front row really good again.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Lamont4Saints (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 13:48

Hill and Jones are both tight heads, so not sure how Jones did a number on him (unless injury forced Jones to loose Head).

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Dragonboy (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:54

Quote:
Lamont4Saints
Hill and Jones are both tight heads, so not sure how Jones did a number on him (unless injury forced Jones to loose Head).
Game in question saw the Quinn's loose head go off very early on and they brought Jones on to play at 1 out of position for him, which rather made the whole thing worse for Paul I think.

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: Casual Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 15:21

New broom, new start. An opportunity for players who may have been in limbo to kick start their careers. Hopefully Paul Hill can take the chance and develop into the player that he has the potential to be.



Once a scrum half .... always a scrum half

Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 16:46


Re: Paul Hill
Posted by: saltman (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2018 04:32

I heard he went camping near Betws-y-Coed and when he saw Swallow Falls he realised he would never witness such beauty on the River Nene. Shattered and lost by this revelation, it took Paul two years to come to terms with it and understand that Northamptonshire is beautiful in different ways.

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