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Greg Eden reveals why he returned to Castleford Tigers and explains why 2017 was so successful

Greg Eden has become one of Super League’s greatest attacking threats since returning to the competition back in 2017.

It was that year that he registered over 40 tries as the Castleford Tigers swept aside all challengers in the league to romp to their first-ever League Leaders’ Shield – even if the end result in the Grand Final still leaves a bitter taste in the players’ and fans’ mouths.

But, Eden has revealed to the Drop Goal podcast that if any other Super League side had come in for him, he would not have left the Brisbane Broncos – it was the pull of his hometown club that made up his mind.

“That was probably the deal I struggled with the most to decide on,” Eden said.

“As much as I was loving it out there in Brisbane – they wanted to offer me another deal – and it was only because it was Cas and I’d been away for two years, I was thinking it would be nice to see everyone again and that’s what kind of did it for me.

“It was only because it was Cas that I took the deal if it was anyone else I probably would have stayed.”

That 2017 season will probably go down in Super League history as one of the most dominant team performances over the course of the year and Eden has revealed why he thinks the club was so successful.

“We had a good strike, we had Luke Gale on the left and Ben Roberts on the right.

“Ben used to run, and the first half of the year we also had Rangi (Chase) so there was good competition for key places.

“We managed to get Zak (Hardaker) as well, we managed to get that balance and there weren’t any injuries to the starting 13 that year.

“We were just playing confident and it was infectious throughout the team, that hot rugby where we just passed it around we were putting 50 or 60 points on teams sometimes.”

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