Greg's red hot! Huddersfield Giants coach hails full-back Eden as next Billy Slater

NATHAN BROWN hailed young full-back Greg Eden as the next Billy Slater after he helped the Giants clinch a fine 22-12 win at Leeds to return to the top of Super League.

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NATHAN BROWN hailed young full-back Greg Eden as the next Billy Slater after he helped the Giants clinch a fine 22-12 win at Leeds to return to the top of Super League.

The 21-year-old former Castleford utility back recovered from a shaky start to lead his side’s attack by example last night.

Eden was one of four tryscorers as the Giants backed up last season’s first win at Headingley in 50 years with another sweet derby success on Leeds soil.

And Brown is convinced that if Eden continues to develop, he can be as good as Australian Test ace Slater, the undisputed best full-back in the world.

"Greg has the potential to be one of the greatest players in the competition," said Brown, who also felt Jason Chan had his best game for Huddersfield.

"He’s the British version of Billy Slater and looks just like Billy did in his younger days.

"Greg can do things that others over here and in the Australian NRL simply can’t do. He’s brilliant.

"He has age on his side and the only thing that will stop him reaching the very top is if he gets some bad luck, doesn’t keep working hard or starts to believe too much about what is being written and said about him."

Brown was delighted with the way his side responded after last week’s disappointing 40-22 defeat at Hull KR.

"Our commitment and enthusiasm was back where we wanted it to be," added the coach.

"Some of our goalline defence was tremendous, although some of our attack left a bit to be desired at times.

"But you can never be too critical when you come to the home of the Super League and world champions and get what was a deserved win."

 

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