Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Milford Has to Step Up; Halves to Play Big Role

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Milford Has to Step Up; Halves to Play Big Role

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Byline: Tom Threadingham Tom.Threadingham@scnews.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: The halves are set to play a crucial role at the Brisbane Broncos this year, with Anthony Milford needing to "take control" of the game according to club legend Gorden Tallis.

Tallis, who is on the Sunshine Coast as part of the Fox League's Full-on Footy Tour, said there was already plenty of high expectations in the coveted roles, but believed it was the source to a strong season.

"With the Broncos you just want to see the way their halves (perform) after losing Ben Hunt," he said.

"There's a lot of pressure in the Broncos halves especially with guys who wore that six or seven jersey (in the past) in Allan Langer, Wally Lewis, Kevin Walters and Darren Lockyer.

"There's a fair bit of talent between those four guys so every week they're (Milford and Kodi Nikorima) going to get judged on those."

"So, (it'd be good) to see how those guys go."

While Hunt was a loss, Tallis was hopeful Milford could now step-up and take on a more senior role within the outfit. …

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