Raiders recruitment boss Pete Mulholland has welcomed this week's revised collective bargaining agreement, but voiced concern over players at the lower end of NRL playing rosters. Under the latest agreement, the Rugby League Players Association agreed to a six per cent salary cap reduction for 2021 and 2022, which adds up to an almost $20m haircut over the next two seasons. But each club will retain a 30-man top-grade playing squad plus a minimum of three development players, which vindicates Canberra's summer retention and recruitment strategy. The club has had 29 players on their list since early December, when Albert Hopoate joined the Green Machine. A 30th player to round out the squad will likely come from within, potentially through one of three triallists training with the club during preseason.