Greg Eden hoping to finish career at Castleford after signing new contract

Josh McAllister
Greg Eden

Castleford Tigers have re-signed winger Greg Eden to a new contract for the 2023 season with the option to stay until 2024.

Eden, 31, is a product of the club’s academy, having also featured for Hull KR and Huddersfield as well as a stint in the NRL with Brisbane Broncos.

He returned to his boyhood club in 2017, having scored 101 tries in 98 games for the Mend-A-Hose Jungle side.

Greg Eden: ‘It would be nice to finish here’

Eden said: “It’s a bit of weight of the shoulders, you feel a bit of pressure going through contract talks, so to get it out of the way and done with is really good and I can just concentrate on playing for the rest of the year.”

“I think I’m getting to that age now where it looks like I’ll probably finish my career here as well. So, I’m going to try and go as long as I can and as long as my body holds up. It would be nice to finish here and that’s one of the main reasons for staying again.

“It’s surreal playing here because it’s my hometown club. After looking up to the players growing up, I used to come down and watch and wanted to be a part of it and now I’m on the other side of the fence, playing for them on matchdays, it feels really good.”

Head coach Lee Radford added: “I’m really pleased Greg will be staying with us. To get him tied down and locked in is great.

“He made it clear he was keen to stay as well. I think his try-scoring record for a winger is phenomenal. I’ve really enjoyed working with him since I’ve come into the club.”

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