Joe Simmonds named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for March 2018
Exeter Chiefs Fly-half, Joe Simmonds, has been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for March 2018. The 22-year-old was named man of the match in his first Premiership start for the club against Saracens and also made a definitive impact against Bath to reassert Exeter’s position at the top of the table. Simmonds scored 38 Premiership points in March, plus another 26 in their triumphant Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign, to establish himself as one of the most exciting prospects in the game.
Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood said: “I love it when a kid bides his time and then takes his chance.
“Gareth Steenson is part of the furniture at Exeter so young Joe has had to be patient, and he has clearly been watching and learning.
“Joe looks in total control of this very very good Exeter Chiefs team. He has pace, zip, is tough and kicks his goals. He is very classy indeed.”
Simmonds was judged by a panel of experts as the player who made the biggest impact in the League over the month March. He was involved in a four-way battle for the latest title, eventually beating Sale Sharks scrum-half Faf de Klerk, Gloucester Rugby centre Henry Trinder and Leicester Tigers full-back Telusa Veaniu to the title.