Kyle Eastmond: Wasps sign England centre from Bath

Kyle Eastmond
Oldham-born Kyle Eastmond last played for England in November 2014

Wasps have signed England centre Kyle Eastmond from Premiership rivals Bath.

Eastmond, capped six times, previously played rugby league for St Helens and England before switching codes to join Bath in 2011.

The 27-year-old Mancunian made 72 top-flight appearances for Bath, scoring 16 tries, including two last season.

"Kyle has already shown his international class and still has plenty of potential to fulfil," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

Wasps have not disclosed any length of contract details on Eastmond, who had only signed a new deal at Bath in January.

Eastmond, whose last international appearance for England came against South Africa in November 2014, becomes Wasps' 12th signing ahead of the 2016-17 season.

"Kyle is one of the most exciting centres in the Premiership," added Young.

"We're really looking forward to adding his talents to an already impressive group of backs at the club."