March's best Premiership player revealed
SPOTLIGHT: Exeter Chiefs flyhalf Joe Simmonds has been named Premiership Player of the Month for March.
Simmonds made a big impact for the Chiefs in March, instrumental in crucial wins over Saracens and Bath, leaving his club at the top of the Premiership table.
And World Cup winner Will Greenwood said: "I love it when a kid bides his time and then takes his chance.
"Gareth Steenson is part of the furniture at Exeter so young Joe has had to be patient, and he has clearly been watching and learning.
"Joe looks in total control of this very, very good Exeter Chiefs team. He has pace, zip, is tough and kicks his goals. He is very classy indeed."
Simmonds was judged by a panel of experts as the player who made the biggest impact in the League over the month March. He was involved in a four-way battle for the latest title, eventually beating Sale Sharks scrum-half Faf de Klerk, Gloucester Rugby centre Henry Trinder and Leicester Tigers fullback Telusa Veaniu to the title.
Winners in the 2017-18 season
March - Joe Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
February - Jack Willis (Wasps)
December - Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors)
November - Ruan Ackermann (Gloucester Rugby)
October - Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
September - Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)