Eden earns new deal
Huddersfield have rewarded exciting full-back Greg Eden for his blazing start to his career with the Giants with a new contract.
The 21-year-old has been dubbed “England’s Billy Slater” by coach Nathan Brown after impressing in the first three months of the season in which he has scored 11 tries in 16 appearances.
Eden joined Huddersfield in the winter on a two-year deal from Castleford Tigers but has now signed a new deal that takes him to the end of 2015.
“It’s all gone much better than I ever could have imagined really and to get such an early extension is great for me,” he said.
“My initial aim was just to get used to training full time and push for selection but now I really feel part of the side and think that we can really do something special this year.”
Huddersfield will be hoping today’s announcement will pacify fans stunned by the news of captain Kevin Brown’s impending move to Widnes Vikings and dismayed by a third consecutive Stobart Super League defeat.
“Greg has received many plaudits in a relatively short period of time with us and he is a player that both Nathan Brown and Paul Anderson recommended that we move to tie up longer term sooner rather than later,” said Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
“I think all our supporters will be delighted that we have been able to finalise this and it is great to have his signature logged for the foreseeable future.”