Top prop: Paul Hill of Northampton and now England.  (Photo: Getty Images)

We gather you were born in Germany? Yes, my mum is German and my dad is English. We lived there until I was about one. When did you take up…

On the charge: Jamie Ritchie in action for Edinburgh. (Photo: Getty Images)

Where did you first pick up a rugby ball? My first club, for minis, was Madras, in St Andrews. I went to Strathallan on a scholarship when I was coming…