Record-breaking Sam Simmonds
Exeter Chiefs’ star Sam Simmonds last night smashed the record for most tries scored in a season.
The new Lions inductee scored a hat-trick as the Exeter Chiefs beat London Irish 31-12 over at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Simmonds has now scored 19 tries in the league this season, which breaks a 23-year-old record formerly held by former Richmond winger Dominic Chapman.
Remarkably, Simmonds has now scored 50 tries in just 66 league games for Exeter Chiefs, averaging a try every 85 minutes.