Anthony Milford’s rugby league profession is on the rocks after the NRL refused to think about registering his South Sydney Rabbitohs contract till his court docket case is over.
The 27-year-old was charged with three counts of assault inflicting bodily hurt and one depend of wilful harm after being arrested in Brisbane in September.
The alleged incident happened two months after South Sydney introduced Milford’s one-year deal for the 2022 season.
“Given the severity of the allegations, particularly that two charges allege violence against women, the NRL will not consider an application for registration until the court process is complete,” the NRL stated on Tuesday.
The Rabbitohs accepted the choice, which takes Milford out of the membership’s pre-season coaching program.
“The South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and support the NRL’s decision to not register a contract for Anthony Milford at this stage,” the membership stated.
“The Rabbitohs will await the outcome of the legal proceedings and the NRL’s final determination before commenting further.”
Milford was given police bail after he was arrested in Fortitude Valley at about 2am on September 20.
He had his bail altered through an utility from his lawyer when he confronted court docket for the primary time a month later.
The charges got here on the finish of a horror 12 months for Milford, who was dropped by the Broncos in spherical 12 and later advised his $1 million deal wouldn’t be prolonged.
After arriving on the Brisbane membership as one of many league’s greatest younger abilities in 2015, he was their greatest on area of their golden-point grand last loss that 12 months.
However his kind dwindled after 2017 and Milford discovered himself properly out of the image in recent times.
The previous Queensland State of Origin five-eighth was picked for simply 13 video games this 12 months below new Broncos coach Kevin Walters.
He has been anticipated to play a bench function at South Sydney.
– with AAP