Giants swoop for Tigers centre Eden

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HUDDERSFIELD Giants have signed Castleford centre or full-back Greg Eden (pictured) on a two-year deal after he rejected a new offer from the Tigers.

The 20-year-old, whose father Phil played for Castleford in the 1990s, made his debut for the Tigers in the Challenge Cup this year and played against Warrington and Wigan in Super League.

“The chance to join Huddersfield cropped up and their facilities, venues and back-up are among the best in Super League which is shown by the number of young English players that they have there full time,” he said.

“I know I face a big task to make the Super League team but I have every confidence in my own ability and am sure that the Giants will give me the best chance to maximise my chances to become a regular in first-grade rugby.”

Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown said: “Greg is a natural rugby league player.

“At this stage we aren’t sure what his best position will end up being, whether that be at full-back, wing or centre - he could probably even play stand-off at a push - but he is someone we are really excited about signing.”