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Orford returns for desperate Raiders

26/04/2011 03:29:51 PM Comments (0)

Desperate to end their six-game losing streak, Canberra have called on Matt Orford to turn their NRL season around against Wests Tigers on Sunday.

After missing the past two matches with a back injury, Orford will line up at halfback for the cellar-dwellers at Canberra Stadium.

The Raiders are without a victory since round one and Canberra coach David Furner acknowledges that the round 8 clash with the Tigers is a must-win.

He said the team would be better for the return of 2008 premiership halfback Orford.

"Matty's experience (is something) we probably need it at this stage ... Matty'll be a good inclusion," Furner told reporters.

Young half Sam Williams, who deputised in Orford's absence, drops back to Toyota Cup.

Furner said his team's capitulation after leading 12-nil at halftime in last Sunday's game against Newcastle, when they conceded 22 second-half points, was unacceptable.

"It's not acceptable to play that sort of second half and expect to win," Furner said.

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