Sam Simmonds

About Sam
DOB 10/11/1994
Born Torquay
Height 6ft / 1.84m
Weight 16st 2lbs / 103kg

Position Back-Row
Total Appearances 49
Total Tries 28
Total Points 140

Older of the two Simmonds brothers at Sandy Park, Sam has come through the Academy ranks at the Chiefs to establish himself as a rising star within the game.

He first made his senior debut for the club in November 2012, featuring in an LV= Cup clash away to London Welsh.

In the years that have followed, the talented back-row forward has combined being at the Chiefs with spells at both Plymouth Albion and the Cornish Pirates on dual-registered terms.

That exposure to senior rugby has certainly helped aid his development, as has his regular appearance for the Devon club in the Singha Premiership 7s tournaments at the start of each season.

And it was during last season's Singha 7s that Simmonds really came of age, leading the side on home soil in the qualifying stages and then again at Finals Day at the Ricoh Arena. His all-action displays helped the Chiefs to reach the final, only to lose at the death to Wasps, but he would be rewarded later in the season when he picked up the Singha 7s Player of the Tournament at the annual Premiership Rugby awards night.

That was one of the highlights of a fantastic 2016/17 campaign for Simmonds, who then featured heavily during the latter stages of the season for the Chiefs, helping them to lift the Premiership title at Twickenham with victory over Wasps.

He scored the winning try in the Premiership semi-final against Saracens at Twickenham and had another chalked off by the TMO in extra time of the final.

Season Stats
  • Minutes Played295
  • Points30
  • Tries6
  • Conversions0
  • Conversions Missed0
  • Penalty Goals0
  • Penalty Goals Missed0
  • Drop Goals0
  • Drop Goals Missed0
  • Carries55
  • Metres Gained148
  • Average Gain2.69
  • Clean Breaks3
  • Defenders Beaten10
  • Offloads2
  • Try Assists0
  • Passes18
  • Kicks In Play0
  • Tackles43
  • Tackles Missed6
  • Turnovers Won1
  • Turnovers Conceded5
  • Yellow Cards0
  • Red Cards0
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