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

Sam Simmonds scores his second try for Exeter
Sam Simmonds scored 21 times last season to break the Premiership single-season try-scoring record
Exeter Chiefs (21) 42
Tries: Ewers, S Simmonds 2, Cordero 2, J Simmonds Cons: Slade 5, J Simmonds
Worcester Warriors (5) 5
Tries: Clegg

Sam Simmonds marked his return to Premiership action 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 before Simmonds went over from close range.

Facundo Cordero scored in injury time and again moments after the restart to earn Exeter a bonus point.

Simmonds grabbed his second try and brother Joe Simmonds added a sixth before Justin Clegg’s late consolation.

More to follow.

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), Judge, A Kitchener, Clegg, Hatherell, Kvesic, Vailanu.

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

Referee: Tom Foley (RFU).

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