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Ex-Bristol coach heads to France

Richard Hill
Hill has coached at Gloucester and Bristol

Former Bristol coach Richard Hill is to take over the reigns at French Federal League One side Chalon-sur-Saone.

Hill has signed a two-year contract with the club, who play in the third tier of French rugby.

The former Bath and England scrum-half left the Memorial Stadium in February following six years at the club.

Hill joined Bristol in 2003 guiding them to promotion to the Guinness Premiership in 2005 and a best-ever third place finish in 2007.

The 48-year-old has previously coached at Gloucester, Newport and Harlequins and played 29 times for England.

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