Craig Hill (rugby union)

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Craig Hill
Full name Craig Hill
Date of birth (1982-05-04) 4 May 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–12 Newport Gwent Dragons ()
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
  Wales Sevens
Craig Hill
Medal record
Rugby Sevens
Representing  Wales
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2009

Craig Hill (born 4 May 1982)[1] is a Welsh rugby union player. An openside flanker, he first played his senior rugby for Caerphilly aged 18, before joining Newport in 2002, and moving to Pontypridd RFC in 2003. He then played club rugby for Newport RFC after returning in 2005 and the Newport Gwent Dragons regional team. He made his debut for the Dragons 9 May 2009 against Edinburgh. He was released by Newport at the end of the 2011–12 season.[1]

Hill made his Wales Sevens debut in 2008 at the Dubai leg of the IRB series and also represented the Wales national rugby sevens team in other IRB competitions throughout 2009, most notably winning the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai, and also along the way to lifting the trophy scored the first hat trick of the competition in the opening game against Zimbabwe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Craig Hill". Newport RFC. 
  2. ^ "Craig Hill try hat-trick sparks Wales’ sevens win". Wales Online. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2015.