INTERNATIONAL prop forward Chris Hill enjoyed a successful career with Leigh Centurions before joining Warrington Wolves.

Many followers of rugby league will not have seen, or at least not recall, these pictures of Hilly in his days of rampage in the Championship as well as in friendlies and a cup tie against The Wire.

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This collection of images runs from 2006 to 2011, the latter season being the one in which he was an influential part of the Leigh side that won the Northern Rail Cup.

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He had actually signed for The Wire midway through the 2011 campaign but was instantly loaned back to the Leythers before switching red and white for primrose and blue in 2012.

Hill was an instant hit in Super League, not only helping Tony Smith's Warrington to win the Challenge Cup for the third time in four years but also being a part of the first Wire side to reach the Grand Final.

He was a runner-up at Old Trafford again in 2013 and was on the losing side when Warrington faced Hull in the Challenge Cup Final and Wigan in the Grand Final in 2016, although there was the achievement of the League Leaders' Shield triumph that year.

Hilly took on the captain's role and was back at Wembley and Old Trafford again in 2018, though defeated in both of Steve Price's first finals as Wire head coach.

In 2019 he lifted the Challenge Cup after Warrington slayed favourites Saints at Wembley.

And through it all he became an England regular, including appearances in the 2013 and 2017 Rugby League World Cup tournaments.

Now he is settling into his Testimonial year as a legend of both the Warrington and Leigh clubs, who met in his benefit match at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on March 18 and will lock horns again in the Good Friday derby tomorrow.

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This Is Lancashire: UPDATED WITH PICTURES: Centurions shell-shocked as Bulldogs bite back

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