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Thursday 23 March 2017

Easter predicts rise in England's fortunes

Nick Easter is convinced England's victory over Wales on Saturday is the start of a bright future and not just another false dawn.

The Harlequins No 8 was outstanding as Martin Johnson's men launched their Six Nations campaign with a 30-17 win.

Easter has been involved in significant England victories before but he believes Saturday's victory over Wales could top the lot.

"It was up there as one of the most meaningful results I have been involved in," said Easter.

"We are just glad now that we have a yardstick and I don't think it will be another false dawn.

"We are getting there. We have have had one result, so I am not getting carried away but we are definitely heading in the right direction."

Irish Independent

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