NRL in mourning as popular Raiders guru dies

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Peter Mulholland - 1 of the champion known and astir respected endowment scouts successful modern rugby league - has died.

The inaugural manager of Perth's Western Reds, Mulholland took hundreds of promising kids and turned them into good footballers and good men.

After a playing vocation successful Canterbury's little grades and with Camden Rams RLFC, Oakdale Workers RLFC, Campbelltown City Kangaroos RLFC and Narellan successful the aboriginal 1970s, Mulholland turned his manus to coaching astatine his aged alma mater, St Gregory's astatine Campbelltown.

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He turned the schoolhouse into 1 of the top powerhouses successful schoolboy history, winning a big of titles and processing good players similar Jason Taylor, Ivan Henjak and Michael Potter.

He came to the attraction of Sydney clubs with his good record, coaching successful the little grades astatine Wests and Norths.

Raiders recruitment guru Peter Mulholland has died. (Supplied)

When Perth was granted a franchise successful 1992 for the 1995 season, they had nary hesitation appointing Mulholland arsenic coach.

He led the nine to a celebrated first-up triumph implicit a beardown St George squad astatine the WACA and achieved implicit bully results successful his 2 years astatine the helm.

He went connected to go recruitment manager astatine Canterbury, Penrith, Newcastle and astir precocious Canberra, spotting and signing galore aboriginal archetypal graders.

Mulholland was diagnosed with crab respective years agone but fought agelong and hard earlier yet succumbing to the illness today, lone weeks aft deliving the eulogy astatine his father's funeral.

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