Nick Easter signs new Harlequins contract
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Harlequins number eight Nick Easter has signed a new three-year contract
that will tie him to Twickenham Stoop for the remainder of his career.
The England back-rower, who has been in fine form this season, joined the Aviva Premiership leaders in 2004 and has scored 42 tries in 162 appearances.
"Harlequins is a club that allows you to express yourself on the pitch," the 33-year-old said.
"We're playing an attractive style of rugby that is not only producing positive results, it's also enjoyable to be part of.
"I'm looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the team and to winning more silverware for the club and its supporters."
Easter has been capped 47 times but was omitted from England's elite player squad for the RBS 6 Nations.
However, Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea believes he is the country's most accomplished performer in his position and still has plenty to offer.
"I believe he is currently the best number eight in the country," said O'Shea.
"Nick still has a lot that he wants to achieve in the game.
"Having come to professional rugby later than others, and given the condition he keeps himself in, we believe he will play at the highest level for years to come."
Chelsea 4 Tottenham 0 match report: Samuel Eto’o stoops to conquer sorry Spurs
West Brom 0 Manchester United 3 match report: Manchester United stick to the script as Robin Van Persie loses the plot
Chelsea 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0: Manager Tim Sherwood calls on Spurs to show guts following heavy defeat
Arsenal 4 Everton 1 match report: Revitalised Mesut Özil breathes life into Arsenal
Transfer news: Micah Richards could fill gap at Arsenal with Bacary Sagna's departure as Manchester City contract winds down
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role because late wife Natasha Richardson said she wouldn't marry him if he took it
- 5 Dead woman's body found sitting in a car after six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’