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Chiefs' Simmonds called up to England squad for first time

Simmonds is an important part of the Chiefs' back-row. Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs' Sam Simmonds has been called up to the England rugby squad for the first time ahead of the Autumn internationals.

The back-row joins up with England for matches against Argentina Australia and Samoa in November.

Simmonds' teammates Henry Slade and Harry Williams are also in the squad.

Champions Exeter currently sit second in the league, a point behind Saracens.

England head coach Eddie Jones has also included Bath players Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Charlie Ewels, Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill and Tom Dunn.

Exeter Chiefs winger Nowell could miss England's autumn internationals following injury

The rugby union player may miss out on England's autumn internationals. Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs winger, Jack Nowell, could miss England's autumn internationals after getting injured during a match against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, 7 October.

The 24-year-old fractured his cheekbone and may now need surgery, meaning he could be out for eight weeks.

England is scheduled to face Argentina, Australia and Samoa in the weeks following 11 November.

He will miss Exeter's game against Sale in the league.

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