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Francis Molo

Prop

Cowboys

Player Bio

Height:
183 cm
Date of Birth:
03 September 1994
Weight:
112 kg
Birthplace:
Auckland, NZ
Age:
26
Nickname:
Frank
Debut Club:
Brisbane Broncos
Date:
24 May 2014
Opposition:
Wests Tigers
Round:
11
Previous Club:
Brisbane Broncos
Junior Club:
Aspley Devils
Biography:

Cowboy #272

Tough forward Francis Molo signed with the Cowboys on a one-year deal after linking with Queensland Cup team the Townsville Blackhawks during the team’s 2017 campaign.

Molo, 23, was part of the Brisbane Broncos’ 2014-15 NRL squads after a successful under-20s career at the club, which included selection in the Queensland under-20s team.

The young prop made his NRL debut in Round 11, 2014 against the West Tigers, and would go on to play a further six games the following year.

After leaving the Broncos ahead of the 2016 season, Molo continued to play for Broncos feeder team Norths in the Queensland Cup before making the move to Townsville in a bid to re-ignite his NRL career by catching the eye of Cowboys scouts.

That hard work was rewarded with an NRL squad contract, with Molo keen to repay the faith shown by the club in him.

After almost three years out of the top grade, Francis Molo fought his way back to the NRL in 2018 on the back of some sensational performances for Cowboys feeder club the Townsville Blackhawks in the Queensland Cup.

Molo made his Cowboys debut in Round 11 against South Sydney and made an instant impression with his high-octane style of play.

Molo re-signed with the Cowboys for the 2019 and 2020 seasons in June and will be hoping to become a regular in Green’s side next season.

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Favourite Netflix series: Peaky Blinders
Favourite sports movie: Gridiron Gang
Which teammate wins Cowboys Ninja Warrior: Reuben Cotter or Corey Jensen
Best nickname you’ve been given and how did you get it: Tank – I don’t know how I got it
Favourite video game growing up: Fight Night Round 4 – PS3
Favourite game day pump up song: Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Dream job if you weren’t a football player: Body builder or strongman
Best concert you’ve been to: T-Pain – It’s the only one I’ve been to.

Career

Appearances
57
Tries
5

2020 Season

Appearances
20

Scoring

Tries
3

Attack

Tackle Breaks
13
Average Hit Ups
9.6
Post Contact Metres
976.3

Passing

Offloads
22

Defence

Tackles Made
446
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
117
Total Running Metres
2343

Fantasy

Total Points
732
Average Points
36.6

2020 Season - By Round

2020 Season - By Round
Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Broncos Lost 21 - 28 Interchange 38 - - - - - 1 38 1 11 17 4 121 90 31
2 Bulldogs Won 16 - 24 Interchange 29 - - - 1 - 2 47 2 10 19 1 113 78 35
3 Titans Won 36 - 6 Interchange 30 - - - - - - 63 - 14 14 - 142 114 28
4 Sharks Lost 16 - 26 Prop 53 - - - - - - 60 2 16 31 2 169 149 20
5 Warriors Lost 37 - 26 Interchange 42 1 - 4 - 1 1 54 - 11 27 - 123 80 33
6 Wests Tigers Lost 36 - 20 Prop 41 - - - - - - 53 1 13 20 1 127 72 54
7 Knights Won 32 - 20 Interchange 35 - - - - - - 38 2 13 16 3 122 97 17
8 Eels Lost 42 - 4 Prop 40 - - - - - - 25 - 8 35 2 78 54 23
9 Roosters Lost 16 - 42 Prop 36 - - - - - - 36 - 14 16 3 97 67 16
10 Panthers Lost 22 - 10 Prop 38 - - - - - - 49 1 13 29 1 112 97 15
11 Sea Eagles Lost 12 - 24 Prop 50 1 - 4 - 1 2 88 3 18 29 3 205 138 67
12 Raiders Lost 12 - 14 Prop 40 - - - - - - 71 1 13 37 - 137 128 9
13 Titans Lost 30 - 10 Interchange 43 - - - - - - 36 - 12 18 1 85 61 23
14 Rabbitohs Lost 30 - 31 Interchange 28 - - - - - 1 27 - 7 15 1 71 51 20
15 Knights Lost 12 - 0 Interchange 33 - - - - - - 62 2 13 21 1 111 111 -
16 Sharks Lost 28 - 12 Prop 41 - - - - - 2 49 1 11 24 2 91 80 7
17 Dragons Won 23 - 22 Prop 44 1 - 4 - 1 2 64 2 15 22 1 121 99 15
18 Storm Lost 36 - 20 Prop 43 - - - - - 1 31 1 14 18 2 97 55 42
19 Panthers Lost 12 - 32 Lock 45 - - - - - 1 38 1 15 28 - 104 104 -
20 Broncos Won 16 - 32 Interchange 27 - - - - - - 47 2 11 10 - 107 81 25

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Broncos 2014 1 1 - - 100% - - - - - - 10 1 5 5.00 - 9 9.0
Broncos 2015 5 4 1 - 80% - - - 1 95 1 51 2 239 47.86 88 74 14.0
Cowboys 2018 7 2 5 - 29% - - - 2 96 1 88 12 264 37.00 13 91 13.0
Cowboys 2019 24 9 15 - 38% 2 - 8 20 638 21 365 24 1,843 76.00 418 598 24.9
Cowboys 2020 20 5 15 - 25% 3 - 12 13 976 22 446 28 2,343 117.00 488 732 36.6

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Broncos 2014 2015 6 5 1 - 83% - - - 1 96 1 61 3 244 40.00 88 80 13.3
Cowboys 2018 2020 51 16 35 - 31% 5 - 20 35 1,711 44 899 64 4,451 87.00 921 1,421 27.9

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