Front-row pair commit to Northampton
Front-row pair Paul Hill and Reece Marshall have put pen to paper on contract extensions with Northampton Saints.
Hill joined Saints from Yorkshire Carnegie in 2015 and has developed into a top player, earning recognition at international level.
The 23-year-old already boasts five caps for England and he is eager to kick on after already notching up 78 senior appearances for Saints.
Hill told the club's official website: "I'm really happy to have signed a new contract with Saints.
"I'm as determined as ever to work hard, keep on improving, and to play as regularly as I can.
"We have plenty of competition to play throughout the squad and the front row is no different; everyone is trying to get better every day and I'm positive this is the best possible environment for me to grow as a player."
Marshall made his Premiership debut for Saints in 2017-18 campaign, having initially joined in 2013 and spending time in the academy.
The hooker has played a key role in helping the club to make a strong start to 2018-19, scoring three tries in 14 appearances across all competitions.
Marshall said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be staying here for at least the next two years.
"I had a tricky start to this season with injury but it's been amazing to come back from that with the help of everyone at Saints, get opportunities to play and be a part of all the progress we are making here on the field.
"The prospect of being involved in that over the next couple of years is really exciting and I can't wait to grow as a player and a person, while giving my all to the Club."
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