Johnathon Thurston says its time for Anthony Milford to shine after he was ruled out of Origin Game One on Wednesday night.

22 year old Milford had been named in the Maroons run on side for next weeks match, but it was always under stood that he would stand aside if Thurston was fit to play.

The worst possible news became a reality over night after Thurston was ruled out and JT (pictured) says it’s time for Milford to step up and show he can cut it at Origin level.