GREG EDEN stands on the brink of his­tory in­di­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively ahead of Castle­ford’s semi-fi­nal show­down with St He­lens tonight.

The Tigers are two wins away from se­cur­ing the first top-flight ti­tle in their 91-year ex­is­tence after dom­i­nat­ing Su­per League this year.

Fly­ing winger Eden is two tries short of Denny Solomona’s Su­per League record of 41 – and one off his over­all club mark in all com­pe­ti­tions.

But the 26-year-old ad­mits he needs to put all of that to the back of his mind when Cas host a dan­ger­ous St He­lens team that has beaten them twice this sea­son. Eden said: “I’ve been hear­ing about the try-scor­ing records all year and I’ve been think­ing about it go­ing into ev­ery game. “But I need to put that be­hind me and con­cen­trate on play­ing as a team.

“Last time Saints came here they beat us down at Cas.

“They have come good at the back end of the year, and we def­i­nitely know that we’ll be in a con­test.”

That in­cludes put­ting the shack­les on livewire Aus­tralian full-back Ben Barba (above), who is start­ing to find his feet four games into his Su­per League ca­reer.

Eden said: “You can see that he’s only go­ing to get bet­ter be­cause he’s new to the team.

“We’ve been watch­ing care­fully what he’s ca­pa­ble of and we’ve got some ideas to try and stop it.”

G FORCE Eden hopes to cel­e­brate tonight

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