Eastwood joins list of players denied visas into the UK

Former Brisbane Bronco forward and Kiwi international Greg Eastwood has been denied a UK work visa, blocking him from joining Super League champions Leeds.

The decision is understood to be related to previous speeding convictions.

The 21-year-old Eastwood joins Todd Carney, Michael Crocker and Greg Bird as former NRL players to fall victim to a British High Commission clampdown on entry requirements.

Carney, Crocker and Bird were previously bound for Huddersfield, Hull and Bradford respectively. Eastwood's career is now placed on hold while an appeal against the decision is pending.