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.

The number eight was praised for his overall running of the game for The Quins who turned on the style at the end of the year with four wins out of five in the Aviva Premiership and the former England player can claim to be the most influential player in those wins and the Premiership has recognized his performances by conferring the award on him.

In spite of the his brilliant form, Nick Easter missed out on securing a return to the England squad as he was left out of the Elite Player Squad by head coach Stuart Lancaster but his performances have eared plaudits from a wide section of media personalities as well fans of English rugby.

Austin Healey, a former England international scrum half himself has also paid glowing tribute to the performances of Easter and has insisted that in spite of being 35 years old, Easter still has a lot to offer to the game and could yet play a part in the development of the England national squad.

Healey believes that the biggest attribute that Nick Easter boasts of is his ability to read the game and hence, his performances have always been consistent, adding that it is his old school training that has helped in his brilliant understanding of the game which is important in this day and age.