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Bird back to work - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Sat, 17 Jan 2009 21:35:00 GMT
The Bradford Bulls have won the signature of Australian Test
player Greg Bird on a one year contract for 2009 with a two year option for
season's 2010 and 2011.

Bird, who is 24 years old, has made two appearances for the Kangaroos, taking
the Player's Man of the Match in the Test against New Zealand in 2007. He was
again chosen at Stand Off for the Centenary Test last year and has represented
New South Wales on four occasions, taking the Man of the Match Award in the
first game of the 2008 series.

Bird was formerly with Cronulla Sharks, for whom he made 106 appearances and
the Sharks have released him from his contract to join the Bulls. The Bulls
faced stiff competition for his services and Coach Steve McNamara is delighted
to have captured his man:

"We are highly delighted as a Club to have captured what is one of the
most sought-after signatures in the world of Rugby League at the moment. A
player of Greg's calibre and current status as a State of Origin and Test
player is a great capture of the Bradford Bulls. His ability as a player is
undoubted and we are all very excited to see his in a Bulls shirt this

Bulls Chairman, Peter Hood, is thrilled by the signing:

"Just weeks after bringing Australian legend Steve Menzies to Bradford we
have now signed one of the most prodigious young talents in world Rugby League.
The signing of another top class International compliments our ongoing Junior
development strategy. Our message is clear ? the Bulls are on the charge."

Bird, meanwhile, cannot wait to linkup with his new Club.

"I am really looking forward to coming to such a strong club. A few other
clubs were interested and choosing which to join was a big decision, but I feel
confident I have made the right choice." - Read More, Here