Eden heading back to Castleford Tigers on two-year deal

Castleford TIGERS have announced a deal which will bring Greg Eden back to the Super League and also back to his first club.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:14 pm
Greg Eden.
Greg Eden.

Eden started his career with his home-town club but left with just four appearances to his name.

The 25-year-old went on to play for Huddersfield, Hull KR and currently Brisbane, but will be back in England on a two-year deal from next season.

“Coming back to the UK was a massive decision for me to make,” Eden said.

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“There’s no better team for me to return home to than Castleford, my home-town club and the team I grew up supporting. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge ahead.”

Eden emerged as a player of some calibre during his time with Huddersfield, which led to coach Nathan Brown making comparisons with Australian great Billy Slater.

He has found opportunities hard to come by in the NRL but Tigers coach Daryl Powell is delighted with his capture.

“I am delighted to say we have signed Greg Eden for the next two years,” he said.

“His athletic ability is exceptional which is key in order to play at full-back in our team. I have been impressed with his development since he went to Australia and I am looking forward to seeing him achieve his rich potential with us over the coming years.”