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Wasps sign England centre Kyle Eastmond

Published 23/07/2016

Kyle Eastmond is Wasps' 12th summer signing
Kyle Eastmond is Wasps' 12th summer signing

Wasps have announced the signing of England international Kyle Eastmond.

The former Bath centre, 27, missed out on selection for the World Cup in 2015 and England's subsequent tour to Australia and will hope his move can help him add to his six caps.

Eastmond, who started his career in rugby league with St Helens, said: "I've been impressed with the style of rugby and the way the club has developed in recent seasons and I'm really looking forward to the new challenge at Wasps.

"When you look at the talented players already at the club it's hard not to be excited about the possibilities and I feel I am joining a highly ambitious and motivated team, and I'm really looking forward to getting started."

Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young added: "Kyle is one of the most exciting centres in the Aviva Premiership and we're really looking forward to adding his talents to an already impressive group of backs at the club.

"At Wasps we like to play expansive, attacking rugby and Kyle is a player who can add a lot to that in terms of controlling the game as well as threatening defences, keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats.

"Kyle has already shown his international class and still has plenty of potential to fulfil in rugby union and we're looking forward to seeing him continue his development in black and gold."

Eastmond becomes the 12th signing Wasps have announced for the 2016-17 season.

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