EASTER UNLUCKY TO BE DROPPED

England’s disastrous World Cup campaign has seemingly spelled the end to a number of international careers.

Interim Coach Stuart Lancaster has left a number of England’s key players out of his latest squad and it is true that a major clearout was needed to put the farcical World Cup campaign behind them and look to the future.

There is however at least one player who can feel incredibly unlucky to have missed out on a spot in the squad for the Six Nations, Nick Easter.

EASTER MISSES OUT

The news that England stalwarts Nick Easter and Mark Cueto will not feature in their sides Six Nations shows that Stuart Lancaster is looking to the future and looking to build a side that can go well beyond his tenure as Interim coach.

At 32 and 33 respectively, Cueto and Easter may well not be around at the highest level at England 2015, but that has not stopped them dreaming of further England caps.

EASTER ADMITS MAKING MONEY COMMENT

Nick Easter, a star rugby player for England faced quite a bit of controversy recently after the loss of England to France.

He was quite astonished and surprised by the fact that his comment saying that 35 thousand pounds has gone down the drain had got such negative reviews from the other England team mates.

EASTER THE PUNDITS TIP

Nick Easter is many pundits tip for the England captaincy in the upcoming Six Nations tournament and he has made it clear that he wants the job. Having been third choice captain during the World Cup, behind Moody and Tindall, Easter has set his sights on leading this new look England outfit in their first venture.

EASTER STILL IMPRESSIVE

Nick Easter’s display in the Heineken Cup this weekend against Gloucester showed he has far from given up on his England career. The Harlequins’ start to the season has been impressive sitting top of the pile in the league and joint top of their Heineken Cup group with French Champions and one of the tournament favourites, Toulouse. Easter has returned from the world cup to find a side in form and looks to be flourishing in the situation he and Harlequins find themselves.

EASTER ESCAPES PUNISHMENT

Nick Easter did not have any further punishment following the sending-off in a recent match. The England international was shown two yellow cards by French referee Romain Poite during the 20-12 semi-final victory at Thomond Park.

However Easter will has now been cleared to play in the Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens, as well as the Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais.

After reviewing the evidence, independent judicial officer Roger Morris has deemed that that Easter's dismissal was punishment enough for the offences.

EASTER WARNS HIS TEAM MATES

England No.8 Nick Easter has said that his teammate should be paying a little more attention for avoiding the poor run of results.

Despite having been tipped to do well in this season's RBS Six Nations, Scotland have yet to win - and are in serious danger of finishing with the wooden spoon.

England, on the other hand, have won all three of their games, including a crucial 17-9 victory over France at Twickenham last time out.

However despite the difference in form, Easter knows Scotland will arrive at Twickenham on March 13 determined to derail England's Grand Slam bid.

EASTER WANTS ENGLAND AS BEST TEAM

Nick Easter has said that he wants England to the best team in the world. England battled to an impressive 26-19 Six Nations win over Wales on Friday, but both manager Martin Johnson and Easter insist there is work to do.

"Last time [in 2010] we painted over a few cracks rather than address problems," stated the number eight.

"If you want to be the world's best - and nobody's hiding from the fact that we do - we must iron out our problems."

Nick Easter said lessons must be learned from last year's Six Nations, when England finished third behind Grand Slam winners France and Ireland.

EASTER HEADS TO ENGLAND DUTY

Nick Easter headed to the England duty after helping Quins win in their last match. There they will play London Wasps, one of their oldest rivals whom they meet in the LV= Cup this Saturday in the unlikely surroundings of Abu Dhabi. Given that they have a win and a draw against Wasps in the Premiership this season, they will go into a home quarter-final with confidence, though the prize for the winner is a semi-final in either Brive or Munster.

EASTER SCORES

Nick Easter scored a magnificent try but the bonus point eluded the weary Quins. They have always fancied themselves down at the Stoop, but they are now fortifying that with a bit of belief, which is not quite the same thing. At times they were very good here.

The first half was theirs, even if they ceded most of the possession and territory to Wasps. Quins defended resolutely in that first period, which, in many ways, was a very pleasing frolic, despite the cold and the heaviness of the pitch. And when they struck, which they did three times, it was decisive.

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