Full-back Eden rejoins Castleford Tigers to replace Dorn

Greg Eden has rejoined Castleford on a two-year contract.
Greg Eden has rejoined Castleford on a two-year contract.

Castleford Tigers have confirmed they have signed 25-year-old full-back Greg Eden on a two-year deal from NRL side Brisbane Broncos.

Former Tigers player Eden returns to the club to replace Australian full-back Luke Dorn who recently announced he will retire at the end of this season.

Eden will link up with his new team at the beginning of the 2017 season after completing of his contract with Brisbane.

Castleford-born Eden joined Tigers ranks as a youngster, making his debut in 2011. He played only four games for them before moving to Huddersfield Giants.

He then moved to Hull KR where he scored 14 tries in 22 appearances in 2013.

The following year, he played for Salford Red Devils on loan before joining Brsbane where he spent the entire 2015 season in their feeder team, Wynuum Manly. Eden is now looking forward to returning to Castleford.

He said: “Coming back to the UK was a massive decision for me to make, but 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 head.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said: “I am delighted to say we have signed Greg Eden for the next two years. 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.”

Tigers chief executive Steve Gill said: “I am really pleased to welcome Greg back to his hometown club. He has spent the last two seasons over at the Brisbane Broncos, and we feel sure he will be a great asset to the our club.”