Eastmond commits to Bath


Bath centre Kyle Eastmond has signed a new contract with the Premiership club.

The 26-year-old was linked with a return to Super League with Warrington Wolves last year after missing out on a place in England's Rugby World Cup squad.

Bath head coach Mike Ford said he was confident the playmaker, who signed from St Helens in 2011, would remain at The Rec and Eastmond has now committed his future to the club.

Eastmond said: "I feel like we've started a really exciting time at Bath.

"I don't think there are many rugby clubs with such a positive training and playing environment that's focused on making us the best players we can be, which makes this the ideal place for me to be playing."

Ford expects Eastmond, who will be hoping to be named in England head coach Eddie Jones' Elite Player Squad on Wednesday, to kick on after putting pen to paper on fresh terms.

"Kyle is a big part of our drive for success here at Bath Rugby, so I'm very happy he's committed himself to the club," said Ford.

"He's part of a young backline here that's already achieved some great things, but there is a lot more to come from them."

The length of Eastwood's contract was not disclosed.