Nick Easter Took Retirement From Rugby Union

The captain of Harlequins and the former England number eight player has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 37.

So far in his career, Easter has won 54 England caps and for Quins he has played 281 times, it is more than any other player.

This forward player took the role of player-coach while working with the defense of Harlequins in April and he will now give his full time to coaching.

Nick Easter At Champions Finals

Nick Easter is currently in the news about a dramatic bungee jump that he has agreed to take part in as part of the finals of the European Cup.

Whether his fans get to see him perform the feat or not, it surely raises hopes among his fans see their favorite ex rugby star in the field or when the finals are being played Murrayfield. For Nick Easter as well this would be an opportunity to be part of the action, even if he watches it off the field.


Nick Easter, an ex-England No. 8 and Harlequins rugby star was at the unveiling of a new look store by the New Malden’s B&Q where he got the chance to show off his home improvement skills.

Easter popularly called Minty by colleagues and fans as well was at the family fun day hosted by the famous retailers on Saturday at one of its flagship stores in New Malden.


This weekend, Saturday to be precise, will see England go head on with Australia, in a game that has been said would be quite an intense match.

With England hoping to add one more win to their 13 so far, to make it 14 in a row, and Australia with the view of consolidating on their recent wins and a loss last weekend to Ireland, the stage is set for a huge game.

Easter Is Happy Coaching Harlequins

Nick Easter, the 37 year old player for Harlequins, decided to quit playing the game in order to coach the side full time.

He could not spend quality time on both coaching and playing for the Harlequins and hence decided to call it quits in July. Now, that he is relieved from being a player in the side, he can coach the team well and that too full time. Nick had accepted the role of being a player-coach of the team in April this year and was in charge of the defense.

Easter took this decision of quitting the game and being a full time coach as he felt that he could not do justice to either of the jobs at the same time. He got some time to think about his career when director of rugby of Quins, John Kingston, gave hi the dual role. He was also an England rugby international and last appeared for his country in the 2015 World Rugby Cup.

Nick Easter To Take Up Dual Role

There are some players who need to decide how to retire from the field before they start sustaining too many injuries and have to retire in a defeated manner.

For others, age and experience simply brings on more opportunities as they showcase leadership skills and the ability to take up responsibility for others. Nick Easter is one such name on the roster.

Rugby Gains Prominence

Rugby leagues seem to be gaining prominence and they are emerging from the grassroots levels. Australian rugby has been one of the superpowers in the game and whether they win the summer tour or not against England this time, history will not change of the number of times the Wallabies team has showcased their rugby power to the world.

The English tour has definitely showcased the developed skills and strategies that are being used by both teams who are playing at a higher level of competition than ever before. What Eddie Jones and his team is giving us is worth appreciating where no team will be knocked out at the initial rounds like last year.

Nick Easter To Become A Defense Coach For Quins

Nick Easter takes on promotion to being the defense coach of Harlequins. He will be playing as well as coaching at this club. He admits that he will not be flawless, but he will definitely look out for the team. There would be challenges as Nick would be combining playing along with being a defense coach for Harlequins.

Many players often find it difficult to decide when they need to give up their playing career. Some are lucky though to get it as they would like it. Nick Easter is one such case. He is 37 years of age, but he is strong on the field even then. He has been offered the position of being a defense coach for Harlequins. Hence, if he decides to quit, he can do so and continue to be a coach for the team.