Nick Easter still harbours England dreams

Harlequins FC number 8 Nick Easter is keen to rejoin the England set up because he believes he still has a lot of unfinished business in the international scene.

The Englishman has not featured for the national team since the debacle of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, following the arrival of Stuart Lancaster as head coach. But with Ben Morgan ruled out for the upcoming Six Nations Championship with a broken leg and facing a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup on home soil in the summer, Easter his staked his claim for a place in the squad.

Easter stated that he still has that hunger he always had to play for England, maybe even stronger. He went on to add that he thinks that he is a much better player now than he was when he was last capped by England, stating that his decision making has improved and he has cut down on his off field antics as well.

Nick Easter said that he wants to be involved again, and that is something that has been driving him for the last few years. But he admits that all he can do now is state his position and then go out on to the field and give his best for the club to grab the attention of the national team coaches.

Despite drifting away from the international scene, Easter has been one of the main driving forces behind Harlequins FC’s assault on the Aviva Premiership and his performance during the club’s win over the Leicester Tigers served as a timely reminder that Nick Easter still has what it takes to cut it at international level.

Lancaster announces his practice squad for the Six Nations Championship in a few days before naming the final squad.