TED Hill has been “overwhelmed” by the support received since his Six Nations call-up by England.

The Warriors back row was named among Eddie Jones’s 34-man squad for the tournament which kicks off next weekend with England tackling France in Paris.

The back-row forward has been one of Worcester’s standout performers this season and will be looking to add to his single senior cap earned against Japan last November.

And Hill, 20, is keen to go out and represent those people who have supported him through his rise from the humble surroundings at Malvern RFC to the international stage.

“All the support has been overwhelming,” he said.

“Having played at Malvern and being amongst them for so long, it means a lot to have their support.

“Wherever I’ve been, my old school, club, I’ve had plenty of support.

“Having them messaging you and sending you wishes has been really great. It’s been overwhelming and I’m very proud to be representing those guys.

“I think you always have to appreciate your original club. I give a lot of credit to Malvern and they’ve always helped me."

Ted began at Malvern at the age of five and with his brother Max and father Vince also playing at Spring Lane for a number of years, family was the true inspiration behind his ascent to stardom.

“I didn’t watch a lot of rugby growing up.” he said.

“I wanted to get out and play, I couldn’t sit through eighty minutes and watch it.

“I tend to look at other sports like boxing and MMA as it’s a completely different sport and it’s interesting to compare.

“All these different sports and different people are doing their own amazing things and you can take inspiration from all of them.

“But my dad, my brother, people I know who have played. I take my inspiration through them mostly.”

Hill came through the Warriors AASE programme while at Worcester Sixth Form College and is one of a number of graduates to come through the ranks..

“Emphasis on younger guys is a really big thing here” he said.

“You can tell through the recent signings of the younger guys in the past month or so that it’s what were trying to do.

“I totally agree with Alan (Solomons, director of rugby) that our academy is our future and that’s where we want to keep investing and working on to keep those guys as close knit as possible.”

The future youth at Warriors will be looking to emulate Hill, who looks set to become one of his home city’s biggest success story.