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Maurice Longbottom (born 30 January 1995) is an Australian rugby league and rugby union player who played his first game for the Australia national rugby sevens team at the 2018 Sydney Sevens tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series.[2]

Maurice Longbottom
Date of birth (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 24)[1]
Place of birthLa Perouse, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)[1]
Rugby league career
Position(s) positions
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South Sydney Rabbitohs ()
Rugby union career
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2017– Australia sevens 7

Longbottom played some matches for the South Sydney Rabbitohs junior squad, but was described as "too small for senior footy".[3][4] Longbotttom's performance in the Oktoberfest Sevens drew the attention of Australia rugby sevens team coach Andy Friend.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Maurice Longbottom". rugby.com.au. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ Bruce, Sam (29 January 2018). "Aussie Super Rugby sides must capitalise on Sydney Sevens momentum". ESPNscrum. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "The carpenter from La Perouse who's become the hottest talent in world sevens". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  4. ^ Arciuli, Adrian (21 November 2017). "Maurice Longbottom hoping to inspire an Indigenous rugby sevens revolution". SBS World News. Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Former South Sydney Rabbitohs junior Maurice Longbottom sensational in Sevens". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). News Corp Australia. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018.