Record man Sam Simmonds did it the hard way – how the stats measure up

During the last season before the RFU plucked up the courage to organise League rugby, Dean Richards scored 20 tries for Leicester over the course of a 40-match campaign.
Yet not even the then Hinckley policeman at his rampaging best ever tore up the record book quite like an ex-footballer from Torquay. It puts Sam Simmonds’ feat into an historical perspective.
Over the course of scoring 22 tries for Exeter, 21 in the Premiership plus one against Glasgow in the Champions Cup, Simmonds did so without any soft touches, well certainly none as relatively soft as Richards encountered 34 season...

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