GIVEN the acrimonious way Kyle Eastmond departed Saints in 2011, it is no surprise that the dual code international is not on the club's radar for a return.

The former Saints half back, who scored 39 times in 74 appearances in the red vee in an often injury hit four seasons between 2007-11, left the club for Bath Rugby Union.The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Wasps, playing full back and centre in an injury-hit stint at the Coventry-based club that has curtailed his game time.

Coach Justin Holbrook said: "There has been no discussion in house but I am aware (he is leaving Wasps) through public knowledge.

"But we have got no room for him and we are happy with how we are going and who we have got here."

Eastmond was a prodigy when he joined the club as a 13-year-old and produced some eye-catching moments with the ball.

Among those highlights was the try against Wigan on Good Friday 2008, when he really got the tongues wagging with his pace and confidence.

As a 20-year-old he scored all Saints' points at centre in the 2009 Grand Final defeat by Leeds and went on to play the same position for England, marking Greg Inglis in the Tri-Nations Final.

And in 2010 a super solo try in the home win at home to Warrington, a crucial one at that, showed a player with a talent to excite and do something different on the ball.

It was a genuine shame that it never came to fruition in the red vee.

Saints had paved the way for Eastmond to be Sean Long's successor - but less than a year after being handed the 7 shirt he was already discussing his exit to the other code.

And his last few months at Saints in 2011, with that move out in the open, saw him booed by the fans while playing in the Academy curtain raisers and even featured a club suspension for a gesture made towards those supporters.

Given all that it was never likely that Saints would be in the running.