Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eastmond Back to Roots

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eastmond Back to Roots

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KYLE Eastmond doesn't do regrets but he does nostalgia, writes TREVOR BAXTER.

That's why you may take the boy out of Oldham but you can't take Oldham out of the boy.

So for all the accolades coming his way and past achievements in both rugby codes, the Bath RU centre is most proud of remaining loyal to his roots.

And a week before running out in front of 70,000 fans at Twickenham, Eastmond returned to his former amateur league club for a catch-up.

The 23-year-old, one-time Oldham St Annes starlet (pictured) is poised to win his first senior England cap against the Barbarians tomorrow.

In doing so he will join a select group to have played internationally at both codes having won four league caps for England.

Then it's off to South America with Stuart Lancaster's squad for two Tests against Argentina and another against Uruguay. …

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