Easter issues Quins rallying cry ahead of game with Bath


Harlequins’ number eight is demanding a good run as the team look to retain their Premiership title.


Harlequins’ number eight Nick Easter is calling on his side to stand up and be counted against Bath in the Aviva Premiership.
Conor O’Shea’s team were knocked out of the Heineken Cup last weekend by Munster, and have lost five of their last seven Premiership and Heineken Cup matches.
Sitting third in the table ahead of Bath’s visit, Easter is demanding a good run in as Quins look to retain their Premiership title at Twickenham on May 25.
“We’re not going to let our season unravel. We are still champions of England and are in a good position to defend that title,” said Easter.
“We’ve got three massive games in the Premiership to come and we have got to set our stall out.”
Bath arrive at the Stoop chasing a top-six place and a win would even put them within touching distance of Quins in the top four.
And Easter thinks the visitors will look to stifle Quins’ attacking game by focusing on disrupting the ball on the floor.
“People have targeted the breakdown area all year. We’ve responded well, but it is an area we are going to have to look at,” he added.
“Sides know that if they stop us at the breakdown they stop our attacking game, which is very good.
“We were not urgent or clinical enough in getting that first and second guy to the breakdown. You need that if you are going to get quick ball and play our game.”
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