The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce the signing of International and State of Origin half Anthony Milford for season 2022.
Milford, 27, is a five-eighth or halfback that has played 189 NRL games during his nine-year NRL career so far with the Canberra Raiders and Brisbane Broncos, as well as seven Tests for Samoa and two State of Origin matches for Queensland. Milford played in the 2015 NRL Grand Final with the Broncos.
Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, says Milford will be a great signing for the Rabbitohs in 2022.
“We’re really excited to have Anthony joining our Club in 2022,” Mr Ellison said.
“He comes to us highly recommended by (current Head Coach) Wayne (Bennett) and ‘JD’ (incoming 2022 Head Coach Jason Demetriou) who both worked with him at the Broncos where he played a leading role in taking them to the 2015 Grand Final.
At his best he is one of the most electrifying players in the game and we’re certain he will put his best foot forward with our Club next season.Mark Ellison Head of Football
“He has a tremendous amount of experience for a man that’s only 27-years-of-age, we believe he has his best football in front of him, he will get the chance to work with coaches who were leading halves in Ben Hornby, John Morris and John Sutton as well as his former mentor when he was at his peak in Jason Demetriou, and we think a change of club into our system could see us unlock those brilliant performances from Anthony that all Rugby League fans remember fondly.
“We wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season with the Broncos and we look forward to having him join us for the 2022 pre-season.”
Name: Anthony Milford
Date of Birth: 11 July 1994
Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD
Position: Five-eighth, halfback
Junior Club: Souths Acacia Ridge
Previous Clubs: Broncos (2015-21); Raiders (2013-14)
NRL Debut: Raiders vs Roosters, GIO Stadium, 7 April 2013 (Rd 5)
NRL Games: 189 (147 for the Broncos; 42 for the Raiders)
NRL Points: 358 (266 for the Broncos from 47 tries, 33 goals and 12 field goals; 92 for the Raiders from 21 tries, three goals and two field goals)
Rep Honours: Seven Tests for Samoa (2013, 2017-19); World Cup (2013); two State of Origin matches for Queensland (2017-18)
Awards and Honours: Dally M Peter Frilingos Memorial Award (2016)