Former Super League target given NRL lifeline

Anthony Milford was once one of the most exciting players to watch in the NRL, but recent times have been tough on him.

He was somewhat scapegoated at Brisbane as they began to struggle and slip outside the top eight in recent years and was replaced in the halves by former Hull FC and Hull KR man Albert Kelly.

This led to Super League interest in the halfback last year with a number of big Super League clubs reportedly eyeing his signature but nothing came of it and Milford remained in Australia.

Things finally looked to be turning around for him when he signed for last year’s Grand Finalists South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of 2022 but his new contract was blocked by the NRL when he was charged for three counts of assault in September.

But now his NRL career has been thrown a lifeline with the halfback agreeing a contract with Newcastle Knights but he will not be allowed to play until Round 11 at the earliest.

This is because the NRL have made it mandatory for him to complete an education program before he can return to action down under.

If this doesn’t go as planned, however, don’t be surprised to see Super League interest stir up in the halfback once again.

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