Peter Mulholland has a reputation for managing to lure the best and it is one of the main reason Canberra Raiders were desperate to get him on board. During his time at the Canterbury Bulldogs, he was able to get Nehe Milner-Skudder the All Blacks star to join them. The head of recruitment is already at work by luring the New Zealand youngsters.
Since Mulholland has arrived both Mikaele Ravalawa and Paul Roache who play for New Zealand under 20s have joined Canberra and more are expected. The two players have come through the rugby system ranks from school and it is part of the recruitment directors strategy. If you want to make future league betting tips then putting money on Canberra to be dominant in the coming years, it is a safe wager thanks to the recruitment drive under Mulholland has taken over.
Mulholland is renowned for spotting young talent and one of his greatest way to get a young Milner-Skudder to join the Bulldogs. The player is now known as one of the best in the business.
Mulholland has a record of managing to attract the best New Zealand players and why he is so highly regarded. He has links to all the best schools in New Zealand that have provided the country with its legendary stars. Some argue that this is an unfair advantage but Mulholland puts it down to common sense.
The combination of Ricky Stuart the Canberra head coach and Mulholland is going to bring a lot of success to the club. They have a great working partnership and they are creating something very special. One of the key aspects that attract young New Zealand players is the amazing development program. It gives the best possible chance and platform for the young players to have a successful career.
It is a simple strategy that Mulholland used to bring a club success. Find the best young New Zealand talent and make sure that you are the one that recruits them. The Kiwis have consistently produced the best rugby players so it makes perfect sense why you would concentrate your focus on those who have the best chance of becoming world greats.
Another reason this strategy of finding recruits below the age of 21 from union rugby is that it is not included in the salary cap figure for the first 12 months. Mulholland closely monitors the school system for the best young New Zealand talent there is. This gives them a pipeline of world-class players coming through the ranks.
I may not be good at making any kind of league prediction but one thing is for sure that Canberra is going to have some of the best young players in the world. The success is guaranteed as long as they can keep the Mulholland and Ricky Stuart partnership together. If you are a Canberra fans then your future looks bright and with this strategy, in place, it will not be long before the club develops the next world’s best rugby player.