Castleford Tigers’ Greg Eden – the most underrated winger in Super League?

Greg Eden has become one of the most potent wingers in Super League for the Castleford Tigers in recent seasons.

In just five appearances in 2022, the flying winger has scored eight tries and made three others, with an average of over 10 metres made per game.

That, compounded with double figure line breaks, tells the whole story – so why is Eden so criminally underrated?

Since rejoining his hometown club Castleford in 2017, Eden has registered a remarkable 96 tries in 89 games – a record no other winger can boast or even get near.

And, when he plays he gets the Tigers fans excited that he is about to do something special – his interception try against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup Sixth Round fixture last weekend was evidence of that.

It was a chance that a number of players would simply not go for, but Eden did because that’s what he does – he is a chancer.

Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t, but with a tangible air of confidence surrounding the 31-year-old at present, Eden has definitely been on the right side of judgement more often than not.

But, he didn’t start the season on the wing, he wasn’t even in new head coach Lee Radford’s thinking.

That was, until, a suspension to Bureta Faraimo paved open the way for Eden to reclaim his spot and boy he is taking it.

With electrifying pace, an eye for a gap and a tremendous finishing ability, Eden is right up there with some of the best wingers in Super League.

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