Powell: Eden ready for England call-up

Castleford head coach Daryl Powell believes England should call-up Greg Eden after the winger grabbed another hat-trick for the Tigers.

Eden’s treble was the highlight of Castleford’s come-from-behind 32-22 victory over Widnes on Friday and Powell thinks his top scorer is ready for the international stage.

“The one thing that will go in his favour is the fact that Wayne Bennett knows him really well,” said Powell.

“I know from speaking to Wayne that he really rates him and it’s difficult to see anyone being any better than Greg at the moment.

“He’s been a great addition for us and the way he caught the ball from Luke Gale’s kick for his second try was an incredible piece of skill.

“He gets plenty of opportunities on that left edge, but he finds his way to the line and has been fantastic for us – he’s strong, quick and his kick returns are pretty exceptional.

“It was a tough game and I thought Widnes were fantastic and played really well.

“We were a bit off and couldn’t find our rhythm – some of that was because of last week’s game against Leeds and some of it was because of how Widnes played – so we had to dig our way out of it.

“In the last ten minutes, we got our noses in front and finished the game off. Ultimately it’s about winning and that was absolutely crucial. We will make a few changes on Monday.”

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