"Every year we are improving," says Simmonds - who was recently selected in the England squad
Five Exeter Chiefs players have been named by England Head Coach Eddie Jones in his training squad to take part in a pre-season camp at the Lensbury Hotel later this week.
Forwards Luke Cowan-Dickie, Alec Hepburn, Sam Simmonds and Harry Williams, together with back Henry Slade, are among 44 players who will assemble for the three-day camp from Saturday 4 August until Monday 6 August.
All five players were part of the England squad that toured South Africa earlier in the summer, however a number of players rested for the tour to South Africa were not considered for this camp.
Simmonds says he's been resting over the summer and is now ready for action: