By Ali Stokes
Harlequins defence coach and former England international Nick Easter has left the Twickenham based side with immediate effect for personal reasons after 14-years with the club.
On their club website, Harlequins thanked the 54-times capped international for his 14 years of service, amassing an impressive 281 appearances.
"Harlequins would like to thank Nick for his contribution, innovation and hard work in this role and wish him well in his promising coaching career. Harlequins would like to thank Nick for his contribution, innovation and hard work in this role and wish him well in his promising coaching career."
Easter's exit follows the exit of Harlequins and former England and British and Irish Lions coach Graham Rowntree, who also parted ways with the 2012 Premiership champions for personal reasons. Former Director of Rugby John Kingston and Skills Coach Collin Osborne were the initial casualties of Harlequins disappointing 2017/18 season, with Easter taking the count up to four.
With a new leadership duo of Paul Gustard - who left an England defence role to take up the role - and Billy Millard taking up the roles of Head of Rugby and General Manager respectively, Harlequins are set to undergo a near complete revamp of their coaching structure, whether intended or not.
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