Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has ignored calls to dump Anthony Milford and blames himself for the misfiring half’s poor NRL kind.
Seibold claims it’s his fault Milford has not fired a shot in assault over the previous month, saying Brisbane have had no momentum as a result of the teaching workers have did not adapt to the new six-again rule.
Marquee playmaker Milford seemed set to be demoted for Saturday’s NRL derby towards Gold Coast after former captain Justin Hodges led requires his axing as a way to finish the Broncos’ four-game shedding streak.
Eyebrows have been raised when younger half Tom Dearden was added to the 17 for the Suncorp Stadium conflict, an indication some believed indicated Milford’s playmaker days have been numbered.
But Seibold defended Milford, saying the 19-year-old Dearden is simply on the bench as cowl for veteran rake Issac Luke.
“When we get some footy and a few subject place Milf can come into the recreation – I’ll take accountability for this,” he stated.
“We have not tailored or adjusted to the new interpretations in any method form or kind.
“We have been closely penalised via ruck infringements.
“We have been unable to cease (opponents) getting momentum.
“It’s actually laborious to your halves if you do not have the footy. Milf and (halves companion) Crofty (Brodie Croft) have just about needed to defend for in all probability seven of the eight halves that we’ve got performed.”
Seibold rejected a suggestion Dearden’s bench injection was designed to place the underperforming Milford on discover.
“Dearden’s presence on the bench is to not get Milf and Crofty involved about their place, it’s to cowl Issac Luke,” he stated.
“Milf will get higher. I have never misplaced perception in him or Crofty.
“I simply know that if we get a good share of possession and a few good subject place Milf and Crofty can do their factor.”