Leeds Rhinos secured dual-code international Kyle Eastmond, 31, on a two-year contract as ahead of the 2021 season, making a return to Rugby League having played Rugby Union since 2011.
Born in Oldham, Eastmond made his debut for St Helens in 2007 having joined the club from Oldham St Annes. He became a regular in the side in 2008 often playing alongside current Leeds Rhinos Assistant Coach Sean Long.
He had a breakthrough season with St Helens in 2008 and scored all of his team’s points in the 2009 Super League Grand Final defeat by Leeds as well as gaining England selection for the Four Nations, gaining four caps in total. He scored 15 tries in 19 games in the 2010 Super League season as scrum-half with Saints as well as kicking 63 goals and two drop goals before switching codes to join Bath. In total, he made 74 appearances for Saints, including 52 in the starting line up, scoring 39 tries, 137 goals and three drop goals for a total of 433 points.
At Bath, he made 72 top-flight appearances, scoring 16 tries, before a switch to Wasps in 2016. He was capped six times by England in Rugby Union between 2013 and 2014, including five starts, three of which were against the All Blacks.
After two seasons at Wasps and eighteen appearances, he moved across the Midlands to join Leicester Tigers in 2018. He made 24 appearances for the Tigers before leaving the club last summer.