David Simmons (rugby league)
6 December 1984 |
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (14 st 9 lb)|
|Position||Wing, Fullback, Centre|
David Simmons (born 6 December 1984) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League. He primarily played as a winger, fullback and centre.
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Simmons entered the Panthers camp in 2010 with high expectations to be a new attacking weapon for the team, but once again Simmons injured his left shoulder in the trial match which resulted in him being sidelined until round 14. Simmons was finally able to represent Penrith in Round 15 of the NSW Cup, playing for the Windsor Wolves. Simmons made his Penrith Panthers first grade debut against the Dragons, Round 17 2010, scoring a try in the Panthers victory.
In 2011, Simmons became a regular first grader for the Penrith Panthers, playing mostly left wing, though occasionally filled in the fullback position. Simmons played 23 games and was Penriths to try scorer with Lachlan Coote, scoring 12 tries.
Simmons played 16 games for the Panthers in 2012, but only scored two tries.
Simmons finished the 2013 NRL season as the leagues equal leading try scorer for the regular season, having crossed for 19 tries for the Panthers. He shared the award with David Williams of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, and James McManus of the Newcastle Knights.
Simmons is a Christian, becoming one after attending a youth group and hearing the gospel. He is discerning ordination as an Anglican minister. He is completing a Bachelor of Theology as a part-time student at Moore Theological College, Sydney. 
- Rugby League Project
- "Team Announcement". penrithpanthers.com. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- Chris Georgakopoulos (September 2, 2015). "Simmons swaps boots for bible". Retrieved 15 December 2016.