Lawrence Dallaglio has heaped praise on Sam Simmonds after the Exeter Chiefs number eight broke the record for the most tries in one season in the Gallagher Premiership.
Simmonds scored his 17th, 18th and 19th try of the season against London Irish on Tuesday night, which took him past Dominic Chapman and Christian Wade’s record of 17 tries in one Premiership season.
However, Simmonds missed out on a place in Dallaglio’s British & Irish Lions XV with Taulupe Faletau given the nod at number 8.
Check out his full selection below.
LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO’S LIONS XV
- 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
- 14. Anthony Watson (England)
- 11. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
- 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
- 12. Owen Farrell (England)