Exeter Chiefs fly-half Joe Simmonds has been named the Aviva Premiership player of the month for March 2018.
Simmonds has made a big splash in the Premiership over the last month, stepping up to help guide Exeter to victories over Saracens and Bath in the Premiership, leading his club to a strong position at the top of the table.
Rugby World Cup winner, Will Greenwood, commented on the rise of the Chiefs youngster: "I love it when a kid bides his time and then takes his chance.
"Gareth Steenson is part of the furniture a 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."
Chiefs 21-year-old fly-half was in fierce competition with Sale Sharks scrum-half Faf de Klerk, Gloucester's centre Henry Trinder and Leicester Tigers fullback Telusa Veaniu.
Simmonds was named the player of the month by a group of experts across the media. Nick Mullins (BT Sport)
Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport)
Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph)
Sarah Rockford (Rugby World)
Jonny Fordham (The Sun)
Jill Douglas (ITV Sport)
Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live)
David Rogers (Getty Images)
Tom Hamilton (ESPN)
The Panel was chaired by Paul Morgan, Premiership Rugby's Communications Director.