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Eastmond confirms Bath switch

01 March 2011

  • Kyle Eastmond confirms cross-code switch
  • St Helens scrum half set to join Bath
Cross-code Bath signing Kyle Eastmond in action for St Helens

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St Helens scrum half Kyle Eastmond has ended speculation over his future by confirming a cross-code switch to Bath.

The 21-year-old, who came through the youth system at Saints, will complete the move at the end of the Super League season, with Bath seeing off competition from a number of interested clubs for the England international's signature.

Eastmond said: "St Helens have been fantastic with me since I joined them ten years ago and I am deeply indebted to them for their amazing support.

"I intend to give everything to the club, its supporters and my fellow players in my final season."

Eastmond to give St Helens 100 per cent

St Helens coach Royce Simmons revealed that Eastmond broke the news of his departure to his team-mates on Monday.

Simmons said: "He spoke to the players and told them he had made a decision, a tough decision for him to make. He has decided to go to Bath.

"The players sat around and we talked about it. He guaranteed us he was going to give us 100 per cent for the rest of this season.

"The players all shook his hand and congratulated him, he'd come clean and said what he was going to do.

"That's been weighing on a young bloke's mind for a long time and we've got that out of the way now, we can carry on."

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