The Mullins bloodline runs through the Canberra Raiders once more.
The Raiders have signed James Schiller, the nephew of Green Machine great Brett Mullins, ahead of the 2022 season in a deal confirmed by Titan Sports Management.
The 20-year-old is from Young and covers wing, centre and fullback - much like the man once hailed as one of rugby league's most exciting weapons in Mullins.
Schiller played four games for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NSW Cup before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the competition to a grinding halt this year.
He scored three tries and broke 15 tackles during four 80-minute outings against North Sydney, Mounties, Newtown and Wests.
Schiller will train with the Raiders' top squad throughout the pre-season, which is slated to begin next month, in the hope of securing an NRL debut next year.
While he will tell you there is plenty of work to be done, the minds of Raiders fans will begin to drift back towards the sight of Mullins tearing opposition defences to shreds.
Mullins was recruited from the Young Cherrypickers and went on to play 209 games for Canberra, winning premierships with the Raiders and the Sydney Roosters.
His father Bill Mullins was also a premiership winner at Eastern Suburbs, whose brothers Russell and Terry played for Western Suburbs.
The family tree stretches to Brett's brother in law Brett Hetherington, who also played for the Raiders and now has son Jack playing at Canterbury after stints at Penrith and New Zealand.
Schiller's signing follows the announcement of halfback Jamal Fogarty's three-year deal with Canberra.
"I'm super excited to get down there and meet all the staff and players. Exciting times ahead for my family and myself, and hopefully we can make a difference," Fogarty said.
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