Nick Easter is a professional rugby union player from England who currently plies his trade as the number eight for the England national team and the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC. His brother Mark is also a professional rugby union player currently playing for another Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Sale Sharks. He is the nephew of the famous English author Anne Easter Smith.
His professional rugby career began more or less without any fanfare while he was working to earn a living in London when he found himself on the books of Rosslyn Park FC. He swiftly moved on to Orrell from there and was then transferred to Harlequins FC in 2004 and he has been there ever since, becoming a key player in the maiden Aviva Premiership winning campaign in 2012. It was at the club that Nick Easter first broke into the England national team when he was called up to face Italy and made his debut in the match.
Easter became the first ever England number eight to score four tries in one game when he got on the score sheet in a pre World Cup game against Wales as they beat their eternal enemies by w record 62-5 margin. His performances earned him a place in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup of 2007, but he was unable to lead the side to glory.
He first captained the national team against France in a Six Nations match, a match they won 24-13. Nick Easter was also a part of the England squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup but controversy surrounded his comments after the team was dumped out of the tournament and he has not been able to regain his spot in the national team ever since.