Hat-Trick Sam Is Ready, Eddie
Daily Mirror|January 24, 2022
England boss Jones can't ignore Exeter ace Simmonds
Alex Spink

Sam Simmonds made a compelling case to start England's Six Nations campaign with a storming hat-trick in France.

Eddie Jones had hoped admitting he may shift Tom Curry from No.8 to openside in the upcoming tournament would produce a reaction from the two contenders.

But even he would have been impressed by the way first Alex Dombrandt then Simmonds took the bull by the horns in the Champions Cup final pool round.

Two days after Dombrandt helped himself to three tries captaining Harlequins to a last ditch win over Castres, Simmonds matched him try for try against Montpellier.

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