English Super League’s ‘Billy Slater’ is headed to the NRL.
Hull KR have confirmed full-back Greg Eden will leave the club at the end of the season to pursue a career in the NRL.
Eden is believed to be heading to the Brisbane Broncos and has agreed to be released from the final year of his contract with Hull.
Speaking to www.hullkr.co.uk, he said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Hull KR and I wish everybody here all the best for the future.
“It’s a great club and I’m sure good things are around the corner under Chris Chester, but I didn’t feel personally that I could turn this opportunity down.
“I’ve always had an ambition to play in the NRL and it’s a great chance for me to go over there and hopefully improve my game.”
Hull chairman Mike Smith thanked Eden for his services, and said the club will regain the 23-year-old should be return to the Super League.
“We have retained an option on Greg’s services should he return to Super League but he makes the move to the NRL with our best wishes,” he said.
“We have been planning for his departure as we look to strengthen our squad for 2015 and have already recruited heavily in the outside backs for next season.
“I’d like to thank Greg for his service to Hull KR over the past two years and wish him good luck with his new club.”
Eden has made 37 appearances for the Robins since he joined from Super League rivals Huddersfield Giants in 2013.