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Transfer news: Greg Eden released ahead of expected move

Halifax Panthers have released former Super League player Greg Eden from his contract with the club.

The former Castleford Tigers winger only joined the Panthers at the start of the year, but has already departed The Shay.

A statement on the Panthers website reads: “Halifax Panthers can confirm that Greg Eden has been released from his contract with immediate effect.

“The 33 year old winger will depart the club after expressing a desire to play closer to home in this new part-time phase of his career.

“Greg joined from full-time Castleford Tigers in the off season.

“We wish Greg all the best for the future as we focus on improving our league position for the remainder of the season.”

A Castleford native, he started his career with the Tigers in 2011 before going on to play for a number of teams, including Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR and Brisbane Broncos.

Greg Eden scores a try against Wakefield Trinity for Castleford Tigers in Super League at Wheldon Road

Credit: Imago Images

His second spell at Wheldon Road was glittering, with a remarkable 112 tries in just 122 games.

He’s the Tigers’ second-highest try scorer in the Super League era.

In 2017, he was one of the stars of the show as the Tigers finished first in the league and made their way to the Grand Final.

He was forced to play full-back at Old Trafford, due to Zak Hardaker being banned due to a failed drugs test.

Despite this, he was named on the wing in the Super League Dream Team, and continued his fine form either side of a smattering of injuries.

His trademark late, field-length interception try sealed Castleford’s first away win in the league against St Helens for 31 years, and he scored a number of these, including in a huge four-pointer last year against relegation, and local, rivals Wakefield Trinity.

He scored two tries for the Panthers on his debut in February against Oldham, but departs the club having made just nine appearances.

A number of Super League sides are expected to be interested in signing him, but it seems that he would prefer to remain part-time.

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