A week ago he played "by far the toughest game" of his career but now Anthony Milford's form could be the key to the Brisbane Broncos' premiership chances.
The Broncos absolutely dominated as the Rabbitohs left their finals fate in the hands of their fellow finals contenders on Thursday night.
The Broncos smashed reigning premiers South Sydney to return to the top of the table and sound an ominous warning to the competition ahead of the finals.
Playing the past three premiers in the final three weeks of the season, veteran Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett is happy to test his inexperienced players.
So much has changed since their last meeting in Round 1, but the records are certainly in favour of the Rabbitohs ahead of this Thursday night blockbuster.
Broncos forward Matt Gillett has rejected the notion that losses to the competition heavyweights threatens to derail the Broncos premiership push.
Wayne Bennett has been preaching a sermon of consistency and performance since the Broncos' heavy opening round defeat against the Rabbitohs.
The Roosters have captured the signature of the highly-sought after Broncos rookie Jayden Nikorima.
Sam Thaiday is adamant that the Roosters still remain the team to beat in 2015 despite injuries to key personnel.
With a five-day turnaround and another game in Sydney, Wayne Bennett says players needing rest won't be risked on Thursday night against the Rabbitohs.