Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford makes Greg Eden admission

Greg Eden registered his 100th try over the Easter period in Castleford Tigers’ demolition of Wakefield Trinity.

The fleet-footed winger’s accolade is even more impressive when considering that he has played less than 100 games – only one of four Super League players to make that try-scoring achievement in the competition’s history.

But, for head coach Lee Radford, it’s all about keeping Eden fit – and that means a completely different training regime to the rest of his peers.

“He’s coming back from a hamstring operation which is his second one,” Radford said.

“He’s had some real issues with his calves which was a head scratcher for us in pre-season, but Matty Crowther (physio) has managed to nip that in his backside.

“He’s a racehorse, he doesn’t participate in how the rest of them prep for a training session.

“He’s had a different pre-season to everyone else but he’s had to have that physically and he has a different week to everyone else in terms of his content with what he’s doing.

“Touch wood he is on the field every week which he hasn’t been able to do in the past few years and the more he is on the field the better for us.”

Radford revealed just how devastating Eden actually is.

“He needs half a chance and usually he puts it away, but he’s also a danger running laterally.

“For a big bloke who is fatigued when someone skips across like that it can be really tough.”

Eden has missed Castleford’s fixtures against Leeds Rhinos, St Helens and Catalans Dragons through a muscle injury, but then wasn’t selected for victory over Hull KR or defeat over Salford Red Devils.

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