Matt Orford
Transfer fee of $200K

In demand half-back Matt Orford has officially requested a release from the remaining two years of his contract with English Super League club Bradford, the club confirmed yesterday.

The 32-year-old former Manly and Melbourne star returned to Australia before the end of his first English season to undergo shoulder surgery and has found himself in big demand, prompting the premiership-winning half-back to seek a move back to the NRL.

Parramatta and Canberra are both believed to be in the market for an experienced half, with the Raiders especially keen following the serious knee injury suffered by star five-eighth Terry Campese in the finals.

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