Anthony Milford

Milford chooses Samoa over Origin as four players defect to NZ

The 23 year old played in Queensland's Game One State of Origin defeat against New South Wales earlier this month but will be unavailable for Game Two on Sunday after opting to represent Samoa.

Milford played in Samoa's Pacific Test defeat by England last May but missed the World Cup due to a shoulder injury.

Manly winger Jorge Taufua is set to make his debut for Samoa, having previously represented Tonga, however four former Toa Samoa internationals have switched allegiance to New Zealand ahead of the Kiwis controversial test against England in Denver this weekend.

Broncos names side against SP Hunters

Milford will make a return from shoulder surgery off the bench in the match in Port Moresby.

Sam Scarlett will start in the halves alongside Kodi Nikorima, with Milford to join the fray at some stage of the game against the Intrust Super Cup champions of last year.

BRONCOS TEAM TO PLAY PNG HUNTERS

Saturday, 3.30pm (PNG time)

1. Jamayne Isaako

2. Jonus Pearson

3. James Roberts

4. Tom Opacic

5. Jordan Kahu

6. Sam Scarlett

7. Kodi Nikorima

8. Matt Lodge

9. Todd Murphy

Milford back, Origin duo out for Brisbane

Milford passed his fitness test on Friday morning and it means he will play his first match since dislocating his shoulder against the Sydney Roosters in Round 13. 

He will start with Ben Hunt in the halves, with Benji Marshall going back to the bench and Kodi Nikorima dropping out of the 17. 

 Asked if it was a risk to bring Milford back earlier than expected, coach Wayne Bennett said no extra damage could be caused to his shoulder as it already requires surgery at season's end. 

Milford set to miss at least six weeks

Milford left the field eight minutes from full-time after landing awkwardly in an attempt to dive on a loose ball.

The 22-year-old immediately clutched at his left shoulder, with trainers rushing to his aid and escorting him to the dressing sheds. 

I caught that ball: Milford

The 22-year-old appeared to bobble a pass on the ground before he stepped off his right foot and coolly slotted the one-pointer with his left boot to give his side a pulsating 25-24 win at ANZ Stadium. 

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire questioned the 78th-minute incident, but Milford said it was a fair play. 

Milford's key to unlock Hunt combination

With their complimentary skill sets the combination between Milford and Hunt gelled instantly and helped guide the Broncos to the 2015 Telstra Premiership Grand Final but at times in 2016 neither player looked totally sure of who was in charge.

Hunt's natural play-making abilities are that of a classical halfback while the electrifying play Milford has become famous for seems to stem most often from an off-the-cuff instinctive reaction to what is unfolding in front of him.

Boyd, Milford fire as Broncos beat Sea Eagles

Anthony Milford starred for the Broncos, scoring two tries and setting up another as the Broncos ran away with an important win heading into the State of Origin period. 

The Sea Eagles struggled to build any momentum in the match, outclassed by a superior Brisbane outfit that led from start to finish. 

The win sends Brisbane to the top of the NRL ladder and sets up a blockbuster grand final replay when the Broncos meet the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium next Friday.