Participants

Maurice LONGBOTTOM

Maurice LONGBOTTOM
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  30 Jan 1995
Age:  23
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  165
Weight (Kg):  70

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Men 5

Maurice LONGBOTTOM - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 9:31
Men Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
24
Samoa
7
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 13:11
Men Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
32
Jamaica
5
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:05
Men Pool Round - Pool B
England
26
Australia
17
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 10:15
Men Placing 5-8
Australia
33
Kenya
5
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 13:33
Men Placing 5-6
Australia
26
Scotland
0
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: Moz (smh.com.au, 19 Jan 2018)
Occupation: Athlete (rugby365.com, 21 Nov 2017)
Education: Carpentry (Certificate III)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Andy FRIEND (AUS) (worldrugby.org, 4 Feb 2018)


Position style: Back
Sporting relatives

Uncle, George LONGBOTTOM (AUS), and mother's cousin, Bruce LONGBOTTOM (AUS), played rugby league with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 1980s. (sbs.com.au, 21 Nov 2017; smh.com.au, 19 Jan 2018)


Other sports

Represented New South Wales and South Sydney Rabbitohs in rugby league as a junior. Represented Australia in Oztag and played touch football at an elite level. (rugby365.com, 21 Nov 2017)


National team: 2017 at the Dubai Sevens
Reason: "There was hardly any union around when I was coming up. It was just all league. The only way I found out about it was the Ella 7s. I wish I’d found it sooner – I just had a knack for it. I absolutely love it." (Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Oct 2017)
Ambition: "The prospect of representing my country at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games was a really exciting one for me and is one of the many drawcards of sevens." (rugby365.com, 21 Nov 2017)
Memorable: "Winning the sevens in Japan." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Hero: Australian rugby league player, Jonathan THURSTON. "Just a good man and a great player." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Influence: "Family. They pushed me to work hard." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Additional information

FIGHT
Deemed too small to play rugby league, he made the switch to sevens. "I was in the training squads (for South Sydney), but never got a crack at games. I was just too small. They didn't actually say it to me, but it was along the lines. You're out there training your arse off and don't get a go because of your size. It's not about the size of the person, but fight in the person. But I am absolutely loving this (rugby sevens). If I had the opportunity now to go back to league, I would say no. I am enjoying myself too much." (smh.com.au, 19 Jan 2018)


RUGBY DISDAIN
"I've never been into rugby. I couldn't watch the Wallabies for more than 10 minutes. I just find it boring – they kick the ball. But in sevens, they have a crack." (smh.com.au, 19 Jan 2018)


PRIDE
"Even to this day I still have an Aboriginal flag on my mouthguard. I wear that flag, I'm very proud of it. I'd love to go out and see other Aboriginal kids and really encourage them to have a crack at sevens. It's a wonderful game, especially for our people. It's built for us pretty much." (sbs.com.au, 21 Nov 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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