Greg Eden makes Hull KR switch

 

Hull KR have raided Huddersfield for the second time in as many weeks to sign full-back Greg Eden for an undisclosed fee.

Eden, 22, has previously been compared to Australia full-back Billy Slater by former Giants coach Nathan Brown, and has penned a three-year deal to follow team-mate Adam Walker to Craven Park.

He said: “It was a pretty big decision for me to leave Huddersfield as I thought I was settled there for the next couple of years.

“Everything happened quickly though and now that it’s all been done I’m delighted to be a Hull KR player. To know that the club came along and really wanted me on board is a great feeling and I’m looking forward to repaying the faith that Craig (Sandercock) has shown in me.

“I learnt a lot at Huddersfield and hopefully I can carry that on and keep learning and progressing as a player under Craig. Obviously the aim is to cement a place in the side each week but I know there are a lot of good players at the club and that there’s plenty of competition for places within the squad.”

Eden, a product of the Castleford academy, scored 12 tries in 27 games for Huddersfield last season, after joining them from the Tigers ahead of the 2012 campaign.

He made his international debut for England Knights in the recent Alitalia Cup series win over Scotland.

Rovers’ CEO Mike Smith said: “We see the acquisition of Greg as a major positive for the club and further proof that we’re looking to recruit young, talented, English players. Greg has already been involved with the England Knights and to attract a player of his calibre to MS3 Craven Park is something we’re delighted about.”

Eden becomes Hull KR‘s eighth new signing for 2013, with other captures including Omari Caro, Alex Brown and Sean Gleeson.

His deal includes a clause which gives him the option to return to Huddersfield at the end of 2014 season.

 

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