Canberra Raiders back-up halfback has signed with the Bradford Bulls in a move that takes the club into double digits in regards to their off-season signings.

Herbert, who is 23 and has limited opportunities at the Raiders with Terry Campese and Josh McCrone in front of him, was released by the Raiders, and officially signed a 1-year deal with the Bradford Bulls.

Whilst there has been a large array of speculation that the Bulls were yet to officially release Orford, the former Manly and Melbourne half publicly stated that he wanted a release from the ESL club, despite having two years left on his contract.

“I am really excited to be joining the Bulls,” said Herbert, who is the club’s tenth new signing for 2011.

“Super League will be a different experience for me and I intend to make the most of the opportunity.

“Having spoken to Mick Potter, I am really looking forward to getting across and into pre-season training.

When the 2010 season started, it was actually Marc Herbert who was the man many believed would lead the Raiders forward and form a strong and invaluable partnership with five-eighth Terry Campese.

This all changed though, when Herbert began playing poorly, and was consequently injured, he lost his spot to current Raiders halfback, Josh McCrone.

Bulls coach Mick Potter said: “Marc is a player I have been aware of for some time. I am sure he will make a very good Super League player and he brings a lot of qualities to the side.

“I have spoken to him at length and outlined what I want him to do for the club. I have every confidence that he will be a big success in the role I see for him and I know he is really looking forward to joining the Bulls.”

By ricky

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