Channel 4 pundit Kyle Amor believes Leigh Leopards forward Robbie Mulhern is enjoying his finest Super League season to date.
Mulhern, 28, was confirmed as one of six departures from Warrington Wolves at the end of the 2022 season and linked up with the Leigh Sports Village outfit upon their return to the top flight.
An Ireland international, Mulhern has been one of the stand-out forwards in the competition, making our list of top 10 best signings of the 2023 campaign so far.
He made his professional career with Leeds Rhinos in 2014, having spent time in Wakefield’s academy system as a youngster.
The forward featured just five times at Headingley Stadium, as well as appearances on loan at Hunslet, before making the switch to Hull KR.
Mulhern suffered relegation with the Robins in his first season in 2016, losing the Million Pound Game to Salford Red Devils at Craven Park.
12 months later, he was part of the side that won promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking. Mulhern played for Hull KR across five seasons, marking 90 appearances with seven tries, and was rewarded with his first and only England senior cap to date in 2018, having previously represented England Knights.
He was later snapped up by Warrington by then-head coach Steve Price in a swap deal that saw back-rower Luis Johnson go the other way in 2021, making 47 appearances at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in two seasons before his release.
Robbie Mulhern enjoying life as a Leopard
Mulhern has missed just Super League one game under Adrian Lam in 2023 with 19 appearances, scoring three tries.
He has been a part of a very successful Leigh squad so far this year, impressing alongside fellow forwards Tom Amone and John Asiata.
The Challenge Cup finalists fell to only their seventh Super League defeat on Saturday to rivals Wigan at the DW Stadium, with Matt Peet’s side claiming a 44-18 home victory.
The defeat saw Leigh drop to third on the table but still on joint-points with the Warriors with 26 on the table, and will face Hull KR in a fortnight’s time at Wembley Stadium.
Mulhern was one of three try-scorers for the Leopards in the defeat, crossing in the 79th minute of the Round 20 clash.
“Robbie Mulhern is having his best season, I believe, with his fourth club in Super League,” Amor said during Channel 4’s coverage.