It’s been a long time coming but Brisbane fans finally got to see a return to form by Anthony Milford against Parramatta on Friday.
The young five-eighth turned in a display of the highest quality to spark the Broncos’ 38-16 win at Suncorp Stadium over the Eels.
Milford scored one try and set up two more as the Broncos claimed back-to-back NRL wins for the first time since April.
Having not registered a line break since round 13, two came within six minutes for Milford either side of halftime to take the game away from the Eels.
The 22-year-old beat several players on a 60m run in the final minute of the first half before a quick grubber 10m out set up Corey Oates for the second of three tries for the giant winger.
That broke a 10-all deadlock and within five minutes of the second half getting underway Milford made it 20-10 when he jinked and stepped his way through the defence to dive over under the posts.
Milford’s personal form slump has coincided with Brisbane’s collapse from first to sixth on the ladder but he feels confidence is returning just in time for finals.
“As a group we all needed that,” Milford said.
“As a team we all performed as best we could. There was still a lot of areas where we clocked off and that’s something we can look at during the week and fix.
“We want to build on this confidence and take it into next week as well.”