When John Kingston was appointed as director of rugby, he announced that Easter would play the role of a coach foremost before he assumes the role of a player for the team.
Hence, it would be grueling for him to find adequate time to fulfill training requirements, attend meetings and analytical sessions besides being one of the boys as well. There is a fine line between being a player and a coach and he would have to work on that as well.
At a time when there is a lot going on among the rugby clubs in Europe, Nick Easter assumes a dual role that promises to be challenging for him. While some players like Joe Marley has been banned for two weeks on the grounds of misconduct, other teams are sprucing up their players for the finals of the European Challenge Cup.
For Nick Easter, it is a rich time that also heralds a secure future ahead. At a time when playing season is coming to an end and the next month will herald the beginning of a new season, Nick has already been appointed as the defense coach for the Quins. He would also hold onto to being a player for the team and he can decide when he wishes to retire. He discussed the transition of his role with Mike Catt. Mike had coached as well as played for London Irish and also discussed with Mike Tindall, who had a similar position for a year at the Gloucester team. Catt advises him that Nick has to understand whether it is coaching that he wishes to take up. Easter is sure of that as he has coached several sessions of the Wimbledon Rugby Club. He had acted as an assistant in the role with Nick Evans and now he would be taking over his work.