Harlequins Sell Old Club Room

The club might be considering a move to the sports hub at Lansdowne Park along with Central rugby club. However, not everyone is in favor of this move. There are committee members of Harlequins club who do not want the clubroom to be sold.

Hence, the current situation sees the two clubs going over the pros and cons of selling the club rooms and the consequences of the same. The council has asked Central and Harlequins to sell their club rooms in Lansdowne Park. This is accordance with the plans that the council has for the sports hub.

Evans and Easter Start Coaching

Coaching roles in Harlequins will see two new names, Nick Evans and Nick Easter. It is a pure coincidence that both have common first names. With the next season starting off, many look forward to a change in career. Indeed, RPA plays a vital role in the matter, helping players find career choices for the years ahead as active roles on the playing field can be sustained only for a few years.

It seems that Nick Easter has been able to find his next career choice – a coaching role with Harlequins. This role will be taken up by him in the next season. Rob Andrew was the director of rugby as well as played outside half for Newcastle in the year 1996. Francois Pienaar was a player coach in the late nineties as well.

Nick Easter slams gym monkey culture

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.

The 36 year old, who plays as a No 8 for Harlequins FC in the Aviva Premiership only became a full professional at 25 years of age and never had to go through the rigours of academy training and he believes that the growing size of the youngsters coming out of the academies are a cause of concern for all parties concerned.

Rene Ranger Getting Back To Blues

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.

Nick Easter urges England to re-call Armitage

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 Considers Nick Easter As Of The Best Number Eights In England

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.

Richie McCaw creates record, appears for All Blacks for the highest number of times

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.