RUMOUR: Orford to the Eels and Jeremy Smith too!

As far as we know, Matt Orford still hasn’t decided where he will be playing football in 2011.

But the latest rumour I’m hearing is that during the Nathan Cayless tribute dinner, it was leaked that Matt Orford had all but signed with the Parramatta Eels and it would be announced on Wednesday.

To go along with this rumour, apparently Jeremy Smith also wants to come to the Eels and play under Stephen Kearney, his New Zealand coach, and is seeking to get out of his Cronulla Sharks contract.

I’d take both these rumours with a big tablespoon of salt. Orford may end up at the Eels but he just as easily might still end up at the Canberra Raiders.

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