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Congratulations are expressed from all Pirates to Exeter Chiefs back-rower Sam Simmonds, who in advance of the autumn internationals has been named in Eddie Jones 34-man squad.
Ahead of this season Sam, aged 22, made 52 appearances for the Cornish Pirates when dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs.
His now inclusion in England’s squad is a just reward for the fine form he has shown with Chiefs this season, however Penzance & Newlyn RFC youth section products Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie, who are colleagues of Sam’s at Exeter, both miss out at present because of injury.
The full squad selection is as follows:-
Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester), Denny Solomona (Sale), Anthony Watson (Bath), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester), Piers Francis (Northampton), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter), Marcus Smith (Harlequins; training only), Ben Youngs (Leicester).
Forwards: Tom Curry (Sale), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Zach Mercer (Bath; training only), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Sam Underhill (Bath), Dan Cole (Leicester), Tom Dunn (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter).
England play Argentina, Australia and Samoa, all at Twickenham on Saturdays 11/18/25 November.
Exeter Chiefs pre-season contest at the Mennaye Field has inevitably been declared a sell out.
The Waikato Rugby Union in New Zealand proudly announced in April a joint partnership with their sister club the Cornish Pirates for the 2018/19 season.
announce the names of seven players who will be dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs for this coming season.