Broncos nab Milford for 2015

The NRMA Insurance Broncos today announce that they have agreed to terms with exciting young back Anthony Milford for the 2015 and 2016 NRL seasons.

Currently with Canberra, Milford will return to the city where he was born and grew up for his next contract.

The 19-year-old has been starring at the Rugby League World Cup for the past month, but returned to Australia last week after Samoa was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

The negotiations for the deal with the Broncos were completed this morning.

Broncos’ head coach Anthony Griffin said the club was pleased to gain a player of Milford’s exceptional talent.

“Anthony is a wonderful young talent who we have known about for several years as he grew up in the Logan area,” said Griffin.

“He will be a great addition to our squad when he comes on board for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

“Anthony has obviously made it clear he had a desire to return to Brisbane, and it is good that the club and his management have been able to come to an agreement that will allow him to do that.

“We look forward to him becoming part of the Broncos club.”

A Souths Logan junior, Milford has played in the Queensland under 15s, 16s and 18s, and made his NRL debut for the Raiders this season in round five against the Roosters.

He played 18 NRL matches at fullback and in the halves, and steered Queensland in the under 20s State of Origin game this season before being chosen to represent Samoa.