Kyle Eastmond set to join Sale Sharks after Bath exit

Kyle Eastmond could be Sale bound
Kyle Eastmond could be Sale bound
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England international Kyle Eastmond is set to join Sale Sharks after his departure from Bath according to reports.

According to the reports from the Press Association Sport, Bath have declined to extend the contract of the England centre for another two years as initially proposed by former director of rugby Mike Ford.

Eastmond, who switched code from rugby league in 2011 has went on to play six Test matches for the red rose team under former coach Stuart Lancaster but is currently out of contention under Eddie Jones.

After joining Bath in 2011, the 26-year-old was tried in several positions, including wing and he played an important role along with George Ford in the 2013/14 season leading Bath’s resurgence.

Meanwhile, Bath boss Bruce Craig has not yet named the replacement for Ford, though attack and line out coach Toby Booth retains his place.

Former South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer and the current Springboks assistant coach Johann van Graan were reported to be the favourites to take the vacant position in Bath.

Bath had a disappointing 2015/16 season where they finished ninth after securing 48 points from 22 games.