Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Falcons Face Hunters in State League THE JOKER IN THE PACK; Funny Forward Hollis Looms as Key Man in Falcons' Clash with Hunters

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Falcons Face Hunters in State League THE JOKER IN THE PACK; Funny Forward Hollis Looms as Key Man in Falcons' Clash with Hunters

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Byline: STEELE TAYLOR

GAME DAY

SUNSHINE COAST v PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Tomorrow, Bokarina, 2.05pm

RUGBY LEAGUE: Pat Hollis is full of laughs at the Falcons but when things get serious against unbeaten Papua New Guinea tomorrow, his team-mates will turn to him for inspiration.

The 22-year-old has rapidly developed a reputation for being the Sunshine Coast's go-to man when the going gets tough.

And the going will get tough at Bokarina, against a ladder-leading Hunters unit which boasts an imposing engine room.

"They're going to run up the middle all day. They don't stop," captain Ryley Jacks said.

"It's going to be a massive forwards battle and if our forwards can stop the (Hunters') offloads and stay with them, then I think our backs should hopefully put some points on them."

"That's the only way we're going to win."

Jacks will look to Hollis to provide enthusiasm.

The former Penrith state league backrower is renowned as the team joker. …

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