Eight Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Simmonds | Ruck

Eight Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Simmonds

Sam Simmonds has become one of the most recognisable rugby stars around. However, there are many secrets that fans still don’t know.

The number 8 is one of four Exeter players to be named in Warren Gatland’s squad, with Luke Cowan-Dickie joined by Scotland captain Stuart Hogg and England second-row Jonny Hill.

Find out more about the 26-year-old below:

#1. Early life

Samuel David Simmonds was born in Torquay, and grew up in Teignmouth, Devon, where his father and uncle are both in the fishing industry.


#2. Brother

His younger brother Joe Simmonds also plays rugby union for Exeter Chiefs and has represented England at youth levels as a fly-half. He received an OBE after captaining the Chiefs to the Champions Cup and Premiership double in 2020.

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