Consider Anthony Milford’s attacking mojo found, now the Brisbane recruit’s coach and teammates would like everyone to just move on.
The 20-year-old scored a double in Friday night’s 26-16 NRL win for the Broncos against Queensland rivals Gold Coast at Robina.
It was Milford’s first tries in Broncos colours following his high-profile switch from Canberra and came after increasing concern over how the youngster was adapting to his five-eighth role at his new club.
Reports in the lead-in to the clash with the Titans had highlighted that Milford had not made a line-break or created a try in 320 minutes for the Broncos.
As well as his first-half double, Milford also walked away from CBUS Super Stadium with five tackle busts as he took his career tally to five tries from three matches against the Titans.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said any concern about Milford was purely coming from the media, not from him.
“I didn’t think he was lacking confidence anyway,” Bennett said.
“You guys (the media) are running his career, I’m just the guy on the sidelines.”
Broncos forward Matt Gillett also said the team had no worries about Milford’s form, saying the ex-Raider is showing plenty in his burgeoning halves partnership with No.7 Ben Hunt.
“Milf’s been doing his job,” Gillett said.
“He’s not there to score tries. He’s one of our halves. He’s there to get us around the park … he’s been playing well for us and he’s got two tries tonight, which he’d be pretty happy about.”