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“Missing 1/3 of the team” Kyle Sinckler and five other players ruled out of Australia tour

#4. Sam Simmonds

He has not played since the Chiefs’ Heineken Champions Cup last-16 first-leg win over Munster on 9 April.

“It’s been a niggly hip injury that’s been causing him pain,” Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter said.

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“The restrictive thing has been the pain, not so much the function.

“If he gets this sorted now that means he can have a good recovery time and a good pre-season, and it’s a huge year for anybody who’s got international ambitions next year, it being a World Cup year.

“So in some ways it’ll really help him get himself to the level he was a couple of years ago when he was banging tries in from everywhere.

“He’ll want to follow that through because that’s what led to his international and Lions recognition.”

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