Morley steps in to add more beef to the Bulls

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The Great Britain forward begins his brief Bradford career against Huddersfield today and, unlike the case of Johns, there is little reorganising to be done in order to accommodate him.

"I think it's easier for me," said Morley as he arrived at Odsal as a Bulls player for the first time. "I don't have the responsibility for organising people. I just have to go out there and play."

The other advantage Morley has against Huddersfield this afternoon is that he will be slotting into a side who have started to play to their potential in recent weeks. "I watched them play Leeds the other week and they're obviously in outstanding form," Morley said.

If he is true to his policy as the Great Britain coach, Bradford's Brian Noble will use Morley to give the Bulls extra muscle down the middle. Combining with Stuart Fielden and Jamie Peacock in a recreation of the Test engine room is a prospect he relishes.

He also knows Iestyn Harris well from their time at Leeds and will benefit from the stand-off's recent rediscovery of his passing radar. "I never thought when we were both at the Rhinos that we would finish up at Bradford, but you never know where the game will take you," said Morley, who has been a major success at Sydney Roosters.

"At first, they were dead against the idea of me coming back for a few weeks, but I got in the coach's ear and he realised it was important to me to come back and play in front of my family and friends. "It's in the club's interests to keep me happy," Morley said.

It is also in Great Britain's interests to keep him fit for the Tri-Nations, which starts next month. "He won't be coming into the Great Britain side cold, but the primary reason for him being here is what he can do for us," said Noble with his Bulls hat on. "He's a terrific character and I knew that he would fit in at Bradford."