Joe Simmonds MBE

About Joe
DOB 19/12/1996
Born Torquay
Height 6ft / 1.82m
Weight 13st 7lbs / 87kg

Position Fly-Half
Total Appearances 90
Total Tries 9
Total Points 637
Honours England U20s

The young fly-half emerged onto the big stage during the 2016/17 season, making his Exeter Chiefs debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup tie at Harlequins.

Despite his early introduction that evening following an injury to fellow playmaker Will Hooley, Simmonds - the younger of the two brothers at Sandy Park - quickly settled into his role with effortless ease.

Having started the season on dual-registered terms at National League One club Plymouth Albion, he would end the year having helped the Chiefs to reach not only the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final, but also the Aviva Premiership Final.

Despite his tender years, his cool decision-making and nerveless goal-kicking saw him thrust firmly into the Chiefs spotlight during the course of the season, featuring prominently in the Premiership and Champions Cup when regular custodian Gareth Steenson picked up a hamstring injury.

Like his older brother Sam, Simmonds has come through the club's academy system at Ivybridge Community College, and he's previously represented England at age group level, including the Under-20s in the Six Nations Championship.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played366
  • Points30
  • Tries0
  • Conversions15
  • Conversions Missed2
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries27
  • Metres Gained77
  • Average Gain2.85
  • Clean Breaks1
  • Defenders Beaten5
  • Offloads3
  • Try Assists2
  • Passes79
  • Kicks In Play16
  • Tackles23
  • Tackles Missed3
  • Turnovers Won2
  • Turnovers Conceded4
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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