Former England international centre Kyle Eastmond has returned to Super League after joining Leeds Rhinos on a two-year contract.
The Oldham-born back has spent the last nine years in the 15-man code with Bath, Wasps and Leicester Tigers and also represented England in 2013.
“I am excited to be coming back to rugby league,” he said. “Just like the timing was right for me when I went to rugby union, I think the time is right for me to come back to league now.
“I was coached by Richard Agar when I was younger and obviously played alongside Sean Long at Saints.
“This move is about me playing my very best rugby and I think this environment, and this group of staff and players, gives me confidence that I can do that.
“If I’m happy and in the right environment then that means I can play at my best and I think that is what is going to happen.”
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