Harlequins can Repeat Success
Nick Easter, the former England captain and No. 8 for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Harlequin FC believes that the champions are in a good state at the moment and they have the momentum with them to mount a challenge at securing back to back Premiership titles.
The Quins were in fine form last season, managing to remain on top of the leader board before the four top teams went into the playoff rounds and they and they carried that form into the playoffs as well, defeating the record champions the Leicester Tigers in the final to secure their first top flight title in the new format.
And Easter, who has been with the club since 2004 and has been witness to all the scandals and pains that the clubs has gone through including the Blood-gate scandal and relegation to the RFU Championship believes that the team is in a brilliant position with all the young players being blooded into the side which only means a secure future for Harlequin FC.
Moreover, the likes of Chris Robshaw, the club captain and the new signings that the club has made in the close season will prove pivotal as the club goes in search for the elusive consecutive titles and also readies itself for a challenge in Europe in the Heineken Cup. Easter also lauded the Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea as the man responsible for turning around the fortunes of the club.
Easter also believes that the kind of form the youngsters have shown for Harlequin FC in the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s means that O’Shea will have a lot more options at his disposal and can surprise the opponents with his team selection as he can draw from an extremely talented squad of players of youth and experience.