#5. Why Eddie Jones doesn’t pick Simmonds?
Sam Simmonds has not played for England since March 2018. Speaking to the Rugby Journal, he revealed the reason why he continues to be left out by the Aussie.
“He (Eddie) said, at the moment I don’t fit into his squad and how he sees me, and how I play for Exeter, doesn’t fit into his team.
“And, that is quite tough to take, but at least we get to play for Exeter Chiefs.”
#6. Best player in Europe
Having helped Exeter Chiefs win the Premiership and European Cup double – Sam Simmonds was named European Player of the Year in 2020.