Skilful Exeter No. 8 Sam Simmonds scored an excellent individual try during his side’s impressive 34-24 bonus point win over the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.
After slick hands by Exeter’s backs the 22-year-old, receiving the ball out wide just inside the Falcons half, showed great pace to avoid the clutches of Newcastle winger D.T.H. Van der Merwe before cantering into the opposition 22.
Despite having winger Olly Woodburn outside him, Simmonds decides to go himself, side-stepping not one but two Newcastle defenders before sprinting over under the posts for a superb individual effort.
The try, which can be seen below, topped off a tremendous individual display as he carried 13 times, made 70 metres with ball in hand and beat five defenders.
What a season @samsimmonds_ is having!
Torquay-born Simmonds has developed a knack for scoring tries having touched down an impressive twelve times in only 25 appearances for the Devon-based side.
The Chiefs’ three other tries came from Australian backs Nic White and Lachlan Turner and a penalty try, as the current Premiership champions extended their unbeaten run at Sandy Park to eleven games.
The win also saw them return to the top of the league albeit only for a day after Saracens 38-19 home win over Wasps saw Mark McCall’s men go to the top of the league.
Newcastle replied with tries by Jon Welsh, Juan-Pablo Socino, Alex Tait and Vereniki Goneva as they suffered only their second defeat of the season, a bonus point offering some comfort for the travelling side.