Simmonds hailed after try record


Sam Simmonds is one attempt off the Premiership file of 17 held by Richmond’s Dominic Chapman and Wasps’ Christian Wade

Sam Simmonds’ work ethic has been praised after the Exeter back-rower broke the Premiership file for tries scored by a ahead in a single season.

The 26-year-old is one attempt away from equalling the all-time single-season attempt file with 4 video games to play.

“It is a unbelievable testomony to him and the way onerous he works,” stated Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter.

Simmonds, who, regardless of not enjoying for England since 2018, was included within the British and Irish Lions squad for the summer season tour to South Africa, ended a four-game scoreless run in all competitions with two second-half tries.

“It is very straightforward to dismiss how good he’s over the ball and near the road,” Hunter added to BBC Radio Devon.

“As has been recognised, there’s much more to him than simply that.

“It is a particular achievement for any participant and in addition it is nice for the remainder of the lads as effectively, to get ourselves into that place is basically unbelievable.

“I am actually, actually happy for him and hopefully he can maintain doing it.”

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