Premiership: Exeter Chiefs 42-5 Worcester Warriors – Sam Simmonds scores twice on return

Sam Simmonds scored 21 instances final season to interrupt the Premiership single-season try-scoring report
Exeter Chiefs (21) 42
Tries: Ewers, S Simmonds 2, Cordero 2, J Simmonds Cons: Slade 5, J Simmonds
Worcester Warriors (5) 5
Strive: Clegg

Sam Simmonds marked his return to Premiership motion following the British and Irish Lions tour with two tries as Exeter thrashed Worcester.

Dave Ewers had opened the scoring for Exeter after a scrappy opening earlier than Simmonds went over from shut vary.

Facundo Cordero scored in damage repeatedly moments after the restart to earn Exeter a bonus level.

Simmonds grabbed his second attempt to brother Joe Simmonds added a sixth earlier than Justin Clegg’s late comfort.

After profitable for the primary time this season at Sale final weekend, a second successive victory lifts Exeter as much as fifth within the desk.

Worcester, in the meantime, have now misplaced three of their 4 video games and have slipped again into the underside half.

Either side welcomed again quite a few their Lions gamers for this sport, with Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jonny Hill becoming a member of Sam Simmonds within the Chiefs’ beginning XV, whereas Worcester gave debuts to Scotland duo Duhan van der Merwe and Rory Sutherland.

However such stellar names on the workforce sheets was not matched by the standard on the sector in a gap 20 minutes dominated by a succession of scrums.

Exeter, carrying a particular one-off blue package in tribute to the NHS, lastly made the breakthrough when Ewers powered over from the bottom after Worcester held up a maul following a 5m line out.

Sam Simmonds, who broke the Premiership single-season try-scoring report final time period, then received his season up and operating earlier than Cordero capitalised on captain Henry Slade opting to not kick the ball useless when his aspect had been awarded a penalty in stoppage time by weaving his means via the Worcester defence and forcing his means over.

Cordero crossed once more early within the second half to cap a positive passing transfer and safe Chiefs a bonus level, earlier than Sam Simmonds broke tackles to go in from 20m for his second attempt to Exeter’s third within the area of eight minutes both aspect of the break.

With the sport received, Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter rang the modifications. However the Chiefs weren’t carried out as alternative Joe Simmonds twisted his means over with minutes left.

Nonetheless, it was Worcester who accomplished the scoring when Clegg pressured his means over following a 5m line out.

Exeter: Hogg; Cordero, Slade (capt), Hendrickson, O’Flaherty, H Skinner, Maunder; Hepburn, Cowan-Dickie, Williams, Witty, Hill, Ewers, Capstick, S Simmonds.

Replacements: Innard, Keast, Iosefa-Scott, S Skinner, Tshiunza, Hidalgo-Clyne, J Simmonds, Whitten.

Worcester: Shillcock; Heward, Morris, Lawrence, Van der Merwe; Searle, Heinz (co-capt); Sutherland, Baldwin (co-capt), Decide, A Kitchener, Clegg, Hatherell, Kvesic, Vailanu.

Replacements: Annett, Waller, Tyack, Batley, Lewis, Chudley, Butler, Doel.

Referee: Tom Foley (RFU).

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