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News: Rebel yell for homesick Matt Orford

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>THE Melbourne Rebels Super rugby union franchise has expressed a formal interest in former Dally M Medal winner Matt Orford.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5229-rebel-yell-for-homesick-matt-orford.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Guest

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    Strong kicking game?  ha ha ha
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not April 1 already is it?? This has got to be a gee up!
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Union halfbacks have got to be able to pass both sides accurately and quickly. Fly halves have got to have vision and a good kicking game. Orford doesn't tick any of these boxes. This is surely a beat up from his manager.
     
  5. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention he would be a sure drawcard in melbourne.

    Noone down there would know him, and those who did would have been on the wrong end of 40-NIL.
     
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Orford is homesick and might baulk at another stint in a climate-challenged city."

    Climate-challenged - Hahahahahahahaha
     
  7. Fro

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    Not to mention he would be a sure drawcard in melbourne.

    Noone down there would know him, and those who did would have been on the wrong end of 40-NIL.
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    He had 5 seasons in Melbourne
     
  8. Copa Eagle

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    if the bloke went to union he would get absolutely dominated !
     
  9. Masked Eagle

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    The should be able to but most of them can't.  Thats why there aren't very many good ones and why they might be interested in Orford.

    The Coach Rod Macqueen has also had a fair bit of involvement over the years with the Sea Eagles.  He & Des are good mates and it wouldn't surprise me if there are things he has remembered about Ox and thinks they would transfer well to union.  Easily the best union coach this country has seen and I'd back his judgment more often than not.

    Lets also not forget they are setting up a new team and if he thinks Ox might help him establish the right culture then it might be worth it long term if on field results might have been better with a different option.
     
  10. Normie

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    He certainly has better defence than the majority of union halfbacks running around!
     
  11. Copa Eagle

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    yeh but theres no way i could see him dropping back for a clearance kick and flogging it back down field 50-60m, hed honestly be a dud, my bet is hes off to Crapamatta !
     
  12. Masked Eagle

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    Union halfbacks rarely put in the big downfield punts.  Plus a union ball is a hellava lot easier to kick longer distances than a league ball.

    I think his running game could be similar to that of Will Genia who is probably the no 1 halfback in union at the moment.  A dynamic little runner who waits for a bit of space at the ruck and takes off.  Ox could do that.

    Still though I agree Eels first, Raiders second and union third ... us after that! ;)
     

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