Sam Simmonds signs new deal
Sam Simmonds has every reason to be beaming with delight today as not only is he set to make his Aviva Premiership debut, but the young Exeter Chiefs forward has also penned a new two-year deal with the club. The 22 year old, who has shown in recent weeks his growing stature within the ranks at the Chiefs, producing two eye-catching displays against Wasps and Bristol in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Never afraid to offer youth it’s chance to shine, Baxter clearly believes the talented back-row forward – who has been dual-registered with the Cornish Pirates this season – has his best years ahead of him and is delighted to have secured his services for the next two years at least.
Simmonds, whose younger brother Joe is also a member of the Chiefs first team squad, says the decision to sign a new deal was an “easy one” and is now looking to kick on. “I have been with the club for four years now, straight out of college, and all I have wanted to do really is play for Exeter and I think it would be the same for my brother (Chiefs fly-half Joe). It has been a dream to play for the first team.”