Stars lift Broncos halves
BRONCOS halves Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford say advice from Melbourne’s Origin stars has given them the confidence to break the longest premiership drought in Brisbane’s history.
Storm champions Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk may be plotting another Melbourne premiership but their title- winning know- how has rubbed off on Brisbane’s top playmakers.
The blooding of Hunt and Milford in this year’s Origin campaign wasn’t just a shot- inthe- arm for Queensland.
It also gave the duo a chance to work alongside Cronk and Smith and return to the Broncos with the self- belief to deliver the club’s first premiership since 2006.
Hunt will square off against Parramatta halfback and NSW Origin hopeful Mitchell Moses tomorrow night at ANZ Stadium and believes his debut in Camp Maroon has taken his game to another level.
“The biggest thing I tried to do was take in as much as I could from Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk,” said Hunt, who played off the bench in the Origin decider.
“They are two of the best in the world at what they do.
“If they get behind, they have the same game plan and they stick to what they know they need to do.”
While Hunt has his hands full matching Moses, Milford faces an equally important assignment tomorrow night against Eels pivot Corey Norman, who was in contention for an Origin debut this season.
Maroons hopeful Norman snapped the matchwinning field goal to sink Wests Tigers last week.