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.
He was also a major driving force for the Quins during their Aviva Premiership triumph a year back and his form has been an instrumental factor this term around as well. And he remains the heart and soul of the London club and is a player that Conor O’Shea, the Director of Rugby of the club just will not or cannot do without.
Nick Easter earned the last of his 47 caps for England back in 2011 and it doesn’t seem Lancaster wants to do anything with the player who has a poor disciplinary record since his early days as a professional.
Speaking about his star player, O’Shea stated that Lancaster hasn’t ruled out the number eight out completely. He mentioned that according to the England boss, if Easter is still playing the way he is now in a year’s time and if he seems to be the right person to have in the squad at the time, going into the Rugby World Cup, then his inclusion will be given serious thought.
O’Shea stated that Nick Easter fears that he will not be able to reproduce that kind of form in a year’s time but he doesn’t have any doubts that he can do that if he keeps his focus and eye and on the ball.