A change can do wonders for any rugby league player, and whilst talented fullback Greg Eden would have been happy to remain at former club Huddersfield, but with the opportunity to join Hull KR, he grabbed it with both hands.
Eden, who turned 22 today, signed with the Rovers for three years, and is excited with the new opportunity as he looks to work hard, play hard and do his new team proud.
â€œIt was a pretty big decision for me to leave Huddersfield, as I thought I was settled there for the next couple of years,â€ he said.
â€œEverything happened quickly though and now that itâ€™s all been done, Iâ€™m delighted to be a Hull KR player. To know that the club came along and really wanted me on board is a great feeling, and Iâ€™m looking forward to repaying the faith that Craig (Sandercock) has shown in me.
â€œI learnt a lot at Huddersfield and hopefully I can carry that on and keep learning and progressing as a player under Craig. Obviously the aim is to cement a place in the side each week, but I know there are a lot of good players at the club and that thereâ€™s plenty of competition for places within the squad.â€
no stranger to fans in Australia, either, at least not to those in Temora, with the young fullback enjoying a brief stint with the Group 9 team – as Rovers CEO Mike Smith is excited at the arrival of the 22-year old.
â€œWe see the acquisition of Greg as a major positive for the club and further proof that weâ€™re looking to recruit young, talented, English players. Greg has already been involved with the England Knights and to attract a player of his calibre to MS3, Craven Park, is something weâ€™re delighted about.
â€œHeâ€™ll join the likes of Omari Caro, Alex Brown, Sean Gleeson and Adam Walker in our squad as a young, English talent with his best years in front of him. When you add in existing players such as Kris Welham, Craig Hall, Liam Salter, Jordan Cox, Rich Beaumont and James Green then you can see that the club are building for the long-term future.
â€œIâ€™d like to place on record my thanks to Richard Thewlis at Huddersfield Giants for the professional way in which he handled the deal for Greg. Whenever youâ€™re looking to sign a player who is contracted to another club youâ€™re reliant on that club being co-operative and Richard ensured that everything ran smoothly from the Huddersfield point of view.â€