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Orford tipped to restore Bulls' pride

05/01/2010 11:08:05 PM Comments (0)

Australian halfback Matt Orford can turn Bradford Bulls into Super League title contenders again, his former Manly team-mate Michael Monaghan says.

Orford joined the Bulls at training on Monday after signing a three-year contract with the side who failed to reach the Super League play-offs for the first time last season.

Monaghan played alongside Orford at Manly when they were NRL runners-up to Melbourne in 2007 and the Warrington halfback or hooker tipped the 31-year-old recruit to be a hit with Bulls fans.

"He will make Bradford into a very dangerous side," Monaghan told the Daily Express.

"They will be one of the big improvers in 2010 and Matt will be up there as one of the best halfbacks in the competition.

"Matt's kicking game is second to none, he's a great organiser and talks a lot on the field, which lifts confidence."

Orford will be reunited with old Manly team-mates Steve Menzies, Heath L'Estrange and Glenn Hall at Bradford.

"Age is not a problem because Matt takes very good care of his body," Monaghan added.

"He should have represented Australia but was unlucky to be playing in an era of exceptional scrum-halves."

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