Premiership: Harlequins 3-33 Exeter Chiefs- Simmonds hat-trick helps champions win

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Sam Simmonds scores Exeter's first try at Harlequins
Sam Simmonds surpassed Thomas Waldrom’s document of Premiership tries for Exeter along with his hat-trick at Harlequins
Harlequins (3) 3
Pen: Smith
Exeter (7) 33
Tries: S Simmonds 3, Ewers, Townsend Con: J Simmonds 4

Sam Simmonds scored a hat-trick as champions Exeter Chiefs started their Premiership name defence with a comfy victory at Harlequins.

Simmonds produced a very good solo end within the first part sooner than scoring from two rolling mauls overdue in the second one.

Dave Ewers and Stuart Townsend additionally went over in a bonus-point win for the European champions.

Harlequins may best sign in the solitary Marcus Smith penalty which had put them forward within the first quarter.

More to observe.

Harlequins: Brown; Earle, Northmore, Esterhuizen, Murley; Smith, Care; Garcia Botta, Baldwin, Louw, Symons, Lewies (capt), Lawday, Evans, Dombrandt

Replacements: Musk, Els, Kerrod, Young, White, Stafford, Tapuai, Green

Exeter: Cordero; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Devoto, Woodburn; J Simmonds, Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Williams, Witty, Armand, Ewers, Kirsten, S Simmonds

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Moon, Street, Price, Capstick, Townsend, Skinner, Hendrickson

Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU).

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