Nick Easter to join Sharks' coaching panel for upcoming Currie Cup season

Nick Easter has previously worked has defence coach with Harlequins
Nick Easter has previously worked has defence coach with Harlequins
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Former England international Nick Easter has been added to the coaching panel of Sharks for the upcoming season of Currie Cup.

Easter, who announced retirement from playing career in 2016 joined his club Harlequins as defence coach in July that year after making a record 281 appearances for the club.

The 39-year-old announced his exit from the Twickenham Stoop outfit due to personal reasons following the arrival of Paul Gustard as the club's head of rugby and now will join Sharks to enhance his coaching skills.

Easter will now follow the footsteps of Joe Worsley, Ian Vass and Rory Teague among young English coaches to move abroad to ply their trade.

Easter made 54 international appearances for England between 2007 and 2016 and was part of the 2007, 2011 and 2015 World Cup squads of the red rose team.

Sharks will kick-start the 2018/19 season of Currie Cup with a clash against Blue Bulls at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on 25th August.

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