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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.

Bath forward Matt Garvey signs new deal at the Rec

Matt Garvey has signed a new deal at Bath. Credit: PA Images

Bath Rugby have announced forward Matt Garvey has signed a new contract to stay at the Aviva Premiership club.

Garvey joined Bath from London Irish during the 2013-14 season and has since made more than 90 appearances for the club.

"To have Matt committing to Bath is great news for the club," Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder said.

"He is a huge competitor, an inspiring leader and an invaluable squad member on and off the field."

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