Molo makes move north after release
CONTROVERSIAL Brisbane forward Francis Molo will head north to relaunch his NRL career after being released by the Broncos yesterday.
Molo, 22, has signed with Intrust Super Cup club Townsville Blackhawks in the hope of securing a deal with the North Queensland Cowboys and adding to his tally of six NRL games.
In June 2015, Molo was involved in the tackle which resulted in the death of Sunshine Coast Falcons forward James Ackerman. The inquest into Ackerman’s death begins next week.
Molo has not featured in the NRL since and was unable to crack first grade this season despite showing strong form in the trials.
The Broncos have supported Molo since the Ackerman tragedy but he has made the move to Townsville to try to forge a long- term first grade career.
“We have given him a release,” Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said.
“We were not in a position to offer him a contract for 2018 and wanted to give him the chance to get one with the Cowboys.”
Molo was released by the Broncos on the deadline for mid- season transfers and will be eligible to play for the Blackhawks against former club Norths on Sunday.