Milford and Glenn combination beginning to gel
It's still early days but back-rower Alex Glenn feels his partnership with Anthony Milford is starting to bear fruit in the wake of Brisbane's 44-22 thrashing of the Cowboys on Friday night.
The left-edge pairing kept asking questions of North Queensland's right fringe throughout the Queensland derby with both Glenn and Milford amongst a host of standout performers for the Broncos.
After a subdued display against the Rabbitohs in Round 1, new recruit Milford has shown dramatic improvement in Brisbane's back-to-back victories.
The 20-year-old made 117 metres, 12 tackles, four tackle busts, two offloads and a line-break assists against the Cowboys, combing with Glenn for one of his passes during the second half which sent his teammate through the visitors' defensive line.
"We've been working together since November so it was going to take us a couple of months to get used to each other and our structure of play out there," Glenn told NRL.com.
"The good thing is we're starting to work really well early in the season. We can only move forward from here and keep building momentum and applying some pressure on our left edge.
"We'll both take it week by week and hopefully get better at it."
Glenn has been one of the Broncos most consistent performers so far this season, averaging 123 metres (up 11 metres so far compared to 2014) and 22 tackles.
To compliment his 118 metres and 21 tackles against the Cowboys, the Kiwi international made two tackle breaks, two offloads and one try assist without making a single error.
Off contract at the end of the season, the 26-year-old is determined to keep up his promising start to 2015.
"[My performances] are based on my future so I've got to make sure I'm turning up week in, week out and giving my best so if the coach wants to keep me around," he said.
"I've been here seven years now so I've got to make sure I'm playing my heart out for the team and the club, that's my first preference and I know that's my job."
Brisbane now has an eight-day break before their Round 4 clash against the Warriors in Auckland next Sunday.
It's a fixture the Northcote Tigers' junior circled in his calendar at the beginning of the season.
"I always look forward to going back to Auckland. That's where I grew up and the majority of my family is back there," he said.
"I don’t get to play in front of them much so every game we get to play in Auckland is always a big game for me. And knowing a lot of the Warriors boys, I always say it's one of the greatest games you can play when you play against your friends.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge and we've just got to rest up, treat our injuries and get back to the drawing board on Monday to put in a great performance next week."