“Everyone was trying. But you have to concentrate on that moment in time.
“You have to get your dummy-half to the play the ball or someone needs to jump in there.”
Adding insult to injury, fullback Daine Laurie also suffered a suspected fractured leg that would end his season.
Moses Mbye briefly starred at the back in his place in the first half, setting up one try and scoring another.
But they conceded three tries in 16 minutes after the break, including one when they allowed Bunty Afoa to isolate Jacob Liddle and another when Euan Aitken went over untouched from a short Tigers dropout.
The gritty win was a fitting tribute to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck from the Warriors, after they farewelled their captain and Leeson Ah Mau from their Australian camp a day earlier.
“I think the boys certainly would have wanted to put on a good one for his departure,” coach Nathan Brown said.
“He’s certainly a very popular member of the club, Rog.
“He has been through some tough times in the past two years and probably made as many sacrifices as anyone with his family situation.”
The NZ fullback apologised after being arrested during a night out at Surfers Paradise. He says he did not move on after being asked to by police, and has admitted to being in possession of cocaine. The Warriors club says they are giving him support.
The last time Anthony Milford played an NRL game was in Round 12 against the Melbourne Storm, but he was given the opportunity against the New Zealand Warriors to show what he’s got and he took his opportunity with both hands, scoring the try that sealed the Broncos’ win over the Warriors.