Sam Simmonds

Rob Baxter: "It was a very emotive response but not one that I regret"

Exeter's Director of Rugby gave a scathing review of his side after their Premiership defeat to Bath but hopes the Chiefs can now bounce back in Europe.
31 March 2023

Sam Simmonds: ‘It feels like we’re going in the right direction’

England No. 8 Sam Simmonds has said that Steve Borthwick and the new coaching staff in the national setup are “giving as much clarity for us to be the best players we can be” ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland.
28 January 2023

Japan win good ‘starting block’ for England ahead of All Blacks – Sam Simmonds

England back-row Sam Simmonds says that England’s 52-13 win over Japan is a good ‘starting block’ for the team as they begin preparations for a Titanic clash with the All Blacks next weekend at Twickenham Stadium.
13 November 2022

Sam Simmonds included in 36-member training squad of England

England coach Eddie Jones has included Sam Simmonds in the 36-member training squad for the upcoming autumn series.
26 September 2022

Sam Simmonds on creating an England ‘identity’ in attack ahead of France encounter

Preparing to upset Fabien Galthie’s France this weekend in Paris, England back-row, Sam Simmonds, spoke about England’s’ developing attack and playing a side going for a Grand Slam following tough loss to Ireland.
15 March 2022

'You’d think everyone should get the same opportunity' - Is rugby being treated differently to other sports?

With 10,000 fans attending Twickenham on Saturday afternoon, Rob Baxter, Sam Simmonds and Jack Nowell ponder why rugby seems to have been left behind by football and cricket, who have been permitted higher attendances.
25 June 2021

Sam Simmonds and Poppy Cleall named Rugby Players' Association players of the year

Exeter Chiefs star Sam Simmonds has been crowned Rugby Players' Association men's player of the year following his stellar performance in the ongoing season.
10 June 2021

Gareth Steenson Exclusive: “At times he is dragging the team along with him!”

Exeter Chiefs’ kicking coach Gareth Steenson chats exclusively to TRU about the growing reputation of Sam and Joe Simmonds, being part of the backroom staff and the return of grassroots rugby
11 March 2021

A fine problem to have - England's back-row options

England's defining attribute has been their defence during the Autumn Nations Cup and their back-row trio have been superb throughout so can they be dislodged but those waiting in the wings?
2 December 2020