Huddersfield coach backs in-form prop Chris Hill for England recall

Drew Darbyshire
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Chris Hill in action for Huddersfield | Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson believes in-form prop Chris Hill deserves to be recalled into Shaun Wane’s England side.

The Giants have enjoyed a strong start to the 2022 season, with them sitting third in Super League. On Saturday, they beat Hull 24-16 to reach the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Hill, 34, has been impressive following his move from Warrington in the off-season. Watson also believes former internationals Josh Jones and Joe Greenwood could also be in contention to edge their way into Wane’s plans.

Watson said: “Shaun says he’s going to be picking on form and, if he’s picking on form, then at the moment you’d be looking at Chris Hill and also Joe Greenwood is doing phenomenally well.

“We’ve got some good British players here. Josh Jones has been very solid again today. If Shaun’s watching, you would think there will be players he’d be keeping an eye on from Huddersfield.”

Eorl Crabtree urges England to recall “perfect Super League prop” Chris Hill

Chris Hill is still one of the best props in Super League, with the veteran described as “the perfect Super League prop” who England must not overlook.

The big forward has earned high praise from the club’s legendary prop Eorl Crabtree.

“Chris Hill is still one of the best props in Super League,” Crabtree told Love Rugby League.

“He is no nonsense, go forward, low centre of gravity, good footwork, finds the ground, plays the ball. 

“That is the perfect Super League prop. He’s got a few years left and could quite easily be back with England. They probably won’t look at him now as he’s getting old and has gone to Huddersfield so he must be on his last legs. But it’s not like that at all. He is the ultimate professional.”

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