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From 'new Billy Slater' to third-choice after playing style change: Huddersfield Giants confirm Greg Eden departure to Super League rivals Hull KR

GREG EDEN has joined Hull KR.

Greg Eden
Greg Eden

GREG EDEN has joined Hull KR.

The 22-year-old Huddersfield Giants full-back will today put pen to paper on a four-year Super League deal at Rovers.

And with Eden having this summer signed a Giants contract extension until 2015, Hull KR have paid an undisclosed fee to secure his services.

Former Castleford back Eden made 26 starts and scored 13 tries this year.

But his chances became limited when Paul Anderson took over from Nathan Brown as head coach in July and the new boss revealed Eden would have been third-choice full-back behind Scott Grix and Aaron Murphy – which prompted the move.

“Paul Anderson has explained to the board that the Giants will be playing with a different style and structure in 2013,” explained Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.

“One consequence of these changes will be a different role for the full-back.

“Paul viewed the full-back role next year as being a battle between Aaron Murphy and Scott Grix, with Greg Eden behind those two.

“Given where he is in his career we believe he will benefit from being with a club where he can expect to be first-choice full-back.

“In addition, we have Leroy Cudjoe, who is a fine full-back, so there is a confidence that we can cover the position with a number of established quality options.

“The proposal from Hull KR clearly is in Greg’s best interests and we have included a clause giving us the option to bring him back after the 2014 season.

“We will naturally follow his progress with great interest and are confident that this is the right arrangement for ourselves, Hull KR and, most importantly, Greg himself.”

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