The Raiders used Anthony Milford with more success against the Rabbitohs.

The Raiders used Anthony Milford with more success against the Rabbitohs.

Canberra skipper Terry Campese says relying less on Anthony Milford's wizardry was a major factor in their upset win over Souths as the Raiders prove they are not a ''one player team''. 

The Raiders made a point of passing to Milford more sparingly, and it reaped huge dividends in Sunday's boilover at ANZ Stadium. 

Milford touched the ball 28 times against the Rabbitohs, a huge drop from his 39 touches in last week's disappointing home loss to Gold Coast.  

He was largely shut down by the Titans, but Milford had a bigger impact against Souths as Canberra's attack was less predictable.

Milford scored a try and would have finished with two try assists had winger Bill Tupou not dropped the ball over the line after a sublime cut out pass from the 19-year-old. 

 "We've got to learn it's not a one player team, going to him twice a set is not the key,'' Campese said. 

"I think we need to save his energy, and the players around him do a lot more. 

"It worked well today, some of the boys like JK  [Jarrad Kennedy] fixed up a few little things which didn't work well last week.''

Campese put his hand up to take plenty of blame for the Titans defeat, admitting he did not play straight enough and was guilty of trying to go around the defence. 

He responded with arguably his best game since his return from a second knee reconstruction early last year. 

Campese and halves partner Jack Wighton passed to the straight runner more often, putting the Rabbitohs defence in two minds. 

"I was disappointed last week the way I played, I wanted to make up for it,'' Campese said. 

"If myself in particular had played a bit straighter [against Gold Coast], we would have created more opportunities. 

"I just wanted to do that for the team, the first half we did that quite well.''

Asked if passing to Milford less proved a surprise tactic against Souths, Campese said: "We look at their key players as well like Greg Inglis, we did a lot of work on him this week, and other teams have been doing that with Tony. 

"We just have to learn how to use him better.''

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was quick to hose down questions of Milford's brilliance after the game, preferring to hand credit to his forward pack. 

"That was a real team effort today,'' he said. 

Pressed further on Milford's first half try he said: "That's the class of Milford himself, he's a very talented player, but he's working off what's being created off him inside though.''

Milford (83 metres) ran far less than Inglis (233 metres) in the much-anticipated fullback battle, but he had a greater impact on the game. 

Known more as a finisher, Milford's previous experience in the halves as a junior has allowed him to set up more tries than he has scored this year.

He has two four-pointers to his name but also boasts three try assists, highlighting how crucial his creativity is.

Milford faces another tough test against young Penrith fullback Matt Moylan on Saturday as Canberra searches for a third straight road win.