There are no ifs or buts about it in any way, shape or form. Anthony Milford is currently the form player of the entire NRL. Scoring tries galore, making numerous breaks and setting up tries for fun, he was a crucial component of the Broncos obliteration of the Newcastle Knights.
Eventually going on to win 53-0, Milford was involved in pretty much everything in attack from the passing, the scoring, making breaks and putting in kicks.
The entire game was controlled by the Broncos from start to finish, as they cruised to a comfortable victory.
The comfortable win sees the Broncos now boasting the best defence in the NRL, having held their opponents scoreless for two straight weeks.
The young brigade shone through, as winger Corey Oates also had a field day bagging a hat-trick and producing some quality runs to keep the Knights defence on their toes.
The Knights battled hard but ultimately had no answer for the rampant Broncos, and lost both Tyler Randell and Nathan Ross to injury, only compounding matters for them.
Whilst each Broncos player did play their part in the game to set up the win, it was quite literally all about the two 21-year old’s in Milford and Oates.
Milford especially has had one of the best starts to a season in recent years and will only continue to get better and perform at a high level.
The enigmatic five-eighth drew praise galore from three different Fox commentators.
â€œIt is the best show in town. The Anthony Milford Show,â€ said Fox Sports commentator Andrew Voss.
â€œHe is mesmerising, Anthony Milford,â€ added Greg Alexander. â€œThe footwork that Milford put on Trent Hodkinson [for Corey Oatesâ€™s second try] left him standing, grabbing air.â€
â€œHeâ€™s got the footwork, heâ€™s got the visionâ€¦ He is the best player in the competition at the moment and by a long way. That first half was incredible,â€ said Braith Anasta.
On top of the loss and the two injuries, the Knights had Pauli Pauli put on report for a high tackle, to further complicate matters.
Player of the Game:
3. Anthony Milford
2. Corey Oates
1. Ben Hunt
Brisbane Broncos 53 (Anthony Milford 3, Corey Oates 3, Jordan Kahu 2, Jordan Kahu, Joe Ofahengaue tries; Jordan Kahu 3, Corey Parker 3 goals; Anthony Milford field goals) Def. Newcastle Knights 0 at Suncorp Stadium. Crowd: 30,394