Former England skipper Nick Easter has joined a growing number of rugby players in voicing his concern about the gym monkey culture that has become prevalent in the youth academies amid fears that a number of careers will be cut short due to collisions on the field and has called for the RFU to take drastic action.
Erstwhile All Black Ranger (Rene) would be reportedly getting back to Blues the upcoming season & would be available for playing in ITM Cup for the North Harbour, this year.
Rene has received early discharge from his deal with the French squad Montpellier post a couple of seasons. The 28-year-old scored twenty-five tries in Super Rugby 65 caps for Blues, relishing 6 caps for All Blacks. Ranger is one of the biggest fan favorites in Montpellier, where he secured 6 tries in 1st fifteen games which helped his team with a mighty season this year in Euro Club Championships.
England international Nick Easter has said that the team needs to create a destructive force in the team by creating a pair involving Steffon Armitage and skipper Chris Robshaw as they get ready for another assault on the Rugby World Cup this summer on home soil.
Easter, who has been recalled to the training squad for England ahead of the Six Nations Championship, said that he believes that England head coach Stuart Lancaster will need to go down that road and end the long test exile for the France based Armitage and boost whatever hopes the team has of securing glory.
Chris Robshaw, who is the captain of England National Rugby Union Team has said that Nick Easter who plays for the Harlequins team, is performing better with age. Nick Easter who is now 36 years old became the man of the match in the European Rugby Championship Cup match, Harlequins versus Leinster that took place on Sunday 7th December. Harlequins defeated Leinster 24-18.
33 year old Richie McCaw has created a record appearing for 134th time this Saturday for New Zealand against South Africa. The match took place at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
McCaw broke the record of Colin Meads who appeared 133 times before his retirement in 1971.
In his 133’d test appearance, McCaw’s team was pitted against the Barbarians.
Steve Hansen, coach of the New Zealand team congratulated McCaw on his achievement, he further added that McCaw is a special player playing every one of his games with a lot of commitment, passion and mental strength.
Nick Easter, a Rugby Union rugby player, currently plays for Harlequins and England. He went to the South London public school, after that studied in Dulwich College and Nottingham Trent University.
Following a prolonged period of work in London, Easter moved to Rosslyn Park FC. He then swiftly moved to Orrell and after that signed for Harlequins where he has stayed till date.
The Wales Rugby team centre half player Owen Williams suffered a very serious injury to his neck in Singapore during the World Club tens tournament while representing his club Cardiff Blues. His spinal cord and cervical vertebrae has been badly affected which led to an operation. The player’s family visited him at the hospital in Singapore to be by his side and so are the fans who are wishing for his speedy recovery. Williams has won four caps for the Wales rugby team making his debut during the team’s tour to Japan. He was able to score to some crucial points in the match against Tonga.
Former England player Nick Easter is a huge fan of Toulon open side Steffon Armitage but unlike several other former England stalwarts, he doesn’t want to see him return to the England fold.
Armitage put in a man of the match display against Leinster in last month’s Heineken Cup quarter final for the French side and that performance has seen the former London Irish player’s stock rise exponentially.
Former England international Nick Easter has been told that he can still make the England squad and that too, at the ripe old age of 37 years.
Easter was the last man to lead the England team to glory in the Six Nations Championship and although he has been sidelined from the national squad after the debacle of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand by the new regime of Stuart Lancaster, he is a regular for the Harlequins FC side in the Aviva Premiership.
Powerhouse Harlequins FC back row player Nick Easter has been named as the Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for December for his stunning individual performances that have seen a struggling Harlequins FC side cut the deficit between themselves and the leading pack at the top of the table after finding their feet in the playoff positions once again after a poor start to the Premiership campaign which saw them drop four of their opening six matches.