English Rugby
Hull joins Saxons setup
Scrum.com
January 13, 2009
Bristol assistant coach Paul Hull, March 30 2008
Former England fullback Paul Hull has joined up with the England Saxons ad assistant coach © Getty Images
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Former England fullback Paul Hull has been appointed as assistant coach to the England Saxons.

Hull will link up with Saxons Head Coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of their match with Portugal at Edegeley Park on January 30.

"As a player, Paul was an exciting, free running full back and I'm delighted that he's able to join the England Saxons coaching team," said Lancaster. "As well as a proven track record in nurturing young talent - he led Bristol's Under 21s to three successive premiership titles from 1999-2002 - Paul's got plenty of Premiership coaching experience, having worked with London Irish and Bristol Rugby.

"Paul has an exciting vision for the game and that's the way we want the Saxons to play."

Hull joined Bristol, the club that he became famous at during his playing days, as an assistant coach for the 2005-06 season after spending a successful spell with London Irish.

"I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to work with the next generation of England players as well as the chance to renew my relationship with Stuart Lancaster," said Hull. "Stuart and I were both involved in the Academy system when it was first launched by England. He was with Leeds when I was with Bristol and we've come to know each other quite well over the past few years."

The next task for the Saxons following Portugal will be a trip to face Ireland A at Donnybrook on February 6. A revised 32-man Saxons squad will be announced on Wednesday January 14.

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