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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have welcomed a familiar face back to the fold with Greg Eastwood making an early return to training yesterday. <br><br> Eastwood, a member of New Zealand’s victorious Four Nations side last month, was due to start back next week but instead he fronted seven days early, in time for the team’s three-day camp at Mittagong this week. <br><br> “It's good to be back,” Eastwood told “I’ve been really looking forward to coming back. I turned up to training this morning and met all the boys; it was a good start.” <br><br> Eastwood, who spent the past 12 months at English Super League club Leeds Rhinos after playing 2009 with the Bulldogs and before that with the Brisbane Broncos, says he’s looking forward to lining up alongside team-mates old and new – including fellow recruit and New Zealand team-mate Frank Pritchard. <br><br> “I met all the new boys today and they all seem really good,” he said. “To have Frank there, it’s a bonus. <br><br> “I sort of helped to get him across. Playing footy with him in the Kiwis I know how he plays; he’s going to be a real asset to the team next year.” <br><br> Eastwood was a stand-out for the Kiwis in their Four Nations campaign, which ended with a 16-12 victory for New Zealand over the Kangaroos in the Final at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. <br><br> Playing primarily in the front row during the tournament, Eastwood gives Bulldogs head coach Kevin Moore and his staff options when it comes to selection time. For his part, the man himself says he’s not yet the complete package. <br><br> “I can still improve, I believe,” Eastwood says. “The Bulldogs are going to really help – Kev and Lobby (head trainer Tony Grimaldi) are going to work me hard over the pre-season, and hopefully it brings out the best in me. <br><br> “You’ve got to start preseason some time, It’ll be good for the next two weeks just to learn a bit more about the players and get a bit more feel of the footy scene and then have a break over Christmas, then back full-time after. <br><br> “You know, I’m really looking forward to it. I’m excited.”