Simmonds was a late starter to the game of rugby, starting his playing days at u16 level. He has played for Teignmouth Community College, Teignmouth and then Torquay as a flanker, but he is also partial to playing amongst the backs at either wing or centre.
Even as a late blossom to the game, he has championship experience, have a dual registration with Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion for the 2015/16 season and shared between Pirates and Exeter Chiefs for the 2016/17 season.
February 2017 saw the Chiefs academy sign a new two-year deal with the club, making his Premiership debut the following weekend against Wasps.
Simmonds was one of Exter's standout performers early on in the season and earned his first call-up into the England squad for the November Test against Argentina, Australia and Samoa
Simmonds has been included in England's 2018 6 Nations squad and will look to add to his 3 Test caps that he earned in 2017.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Simmonds has had 6 Champions Cup appearances scoring 3 tries and 15 points.
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