31 Jul 2010

Eastwood heading back to the NRL

8:31 am on 31 July 2010

British Super League champions Leeds have granted New Zealand rugby league international Greg Eastwood's request for a transfer back to the NRL.

Eastwood only moved to Leeds from Canterbury at the start of the season, but the second-rower has struggled to settle in England and wants to be closer to his family.

The Rhinos have agreed to Eastwood's request and the 23-year-old is likely to join an NRL side at the end of the season if a team is willing to pay just over $200,000 for his services.

Eastwood is currently sidelined with a leg injury, his second long-term absence of the season, and he admitted it had been tough asking Leeds to allow him to return home.