A shock contender for NRL outcast Anthony Milford’s signature has emerged.
Milford is unlikely to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2022, despite signing a one-year deal before 2021 ended.
However, with a 2023 move to The Dolphins lined up, it still leaves 2022 up in the air with the halfback now back in Brisbane.
The Daily Telegraph had already reported that the Dolphins are set to swoop for the ex-Brisbane Broncos halfback at the end of the upcoming season, but the newspaper has now revealed that the Newcastle Knights could be set to make a shock move for Milford for the here and now.
The Broncos decided not to keep Milford at the club at the end of 2021, with Souths handing him a one-year contract.
However, the 27-year-old has been blocked from taking up the contract after being arrested in late September following an incident in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
Milford has been accused of three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm after allegedly assaulting three bystanders – a man and two women – who intervened in an argument between Milford and his wife Miri.
The incident didn’t end there though, as the halfback also allegedly threw a garbage bin at a car, leading to a charge of wilful damage involving a vehicle.
Milford was linked with a Super League move earlier in the year before he signed the deal with Souths.