11 Jan 2011

Raiders sign former NRL star

12:44 pm on 11 January 2011

The Canberra Raiders have received a significant boost ahead of the 2011 NRL season, with the rugby league club signing Premiership-winning halfback Matt Orford.

The 32-year-old will start training with the Raiders on Wednesday after finally gaining a release from English Super League club Bradford.

With five-eighth Terry Campese sidelined for the start of the 2011 season with a knee injury, Canberra coach David Furner says he's delighted to add a Dally M medal winner to his youthful side.