Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Anthony Milford’s days at the Brisbane Broncos and in the NRL are seemingly all but over after the Samoan International was dropped from the club’s first-grade lineup.
While NRL clubs are said to be monitoring Milford’s situation, reports suggest that multiple Super League clubs are interested in the five-eighth and that two have gone as far as tabling an offer for his services.
So which Super League clubs could use Milford’s services?
Recent reports have heavily linked Huddersfield half Aiden Sezer to the Leeds Rhinos, which would open the door for the club to sign Anthony Milford as his replacement.
Former Canterbury Bankstown Bulldog Jack Cogger would then theoretically be handed the keys to control the team in attack, with Milford acting as the running half that has the freedom to get creative.
It’s crazy to think that just two seasons ago Salford was in a Super League Grand Final when they now find themselves towards the bottom of the table.
With talk of Tui Lolohea leaving the club and Kevin Brown retiring at the end of the year, the addition of Anthony Milford would add a much-needed spark to the Red Devils’ attack at either fullback or five-eighth.
With Robert Lui set to return to Australia at the end of this season, Anthony Milford could prove a great injection of x-factor into the Rhinos halves. Captain Luke Gale can control the game, giving Milford the opportunity to roam and keep defenders guessing with the ball in hand.
Hull Kingston Rovers have recently confirmed the signing of Lachlan Coote from the commencement of season 2022, leaving a hole at the back for St.Helens to fill.
Whilst it’s rumoured that Will Hopoate has signed with Saints, Anthony Milford could also fill the void left by Coote providing he was willing to move back to the position where he started his NRL career for the Canberra Raiders.
A move to one of professional Rugby League’s most successful clubs and the reigning back to back Super League champions could be just what the 27-year old needs to resurrect his career and become a star in England.