Melbourne Rebels flier, Jack Maddocks has joined his brother, Will Maddocks with the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Squad on loan ahead of the Olympic qualifier, the Oceania Sevens in Fiji this November.
Jack Maddocks makes the short term move to continue his physical preparation as an athlete and to also assist Australia’s campaign to gain Olympic Qualification at the Oceania Sevens following on from Maddocks training in Wallabies camp ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Maddocks will join the squad in Munich ahead of the Munich Sevens as Australia continues it’s preseason preparation.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh said: “We’re really excited about doubling the Maddock’s boys in our squad.
“Jack is a quality athlete and an amazing Rugby player; He can run, leap, jump, weave and is a competitor, which is exactly the kind of player we want in the Australian Sevens Squad.
“Will has been no slouch either and continues to smash records in the team with his speed and fitness, so to welcome Jack is going to enhance our environment.
“I’m grateful to Dave Wessels and the Melbourne Rebels for releasing Jack for this exciting period and I know training in our program will enhance Jack as a Rugby player.”
Melbourne Rebels player, Jack Maddocks said: “It’s a good opportunity for me to go test out Sevens for a bit and have a crack.
“Tim (Walsh) hit me up to see if I was interested. It’s really exciting, haven’t played much of Sevens before so the challenge excited me, and it was a good opportunity to play with my brother so that was a big lure for me.
“Plenty to learn but keen to rip in. I can tell it’s a good group and something I look forward to being a part of.”
Jack Maddocks will return to the Melbourne Rebels after the Oceania Qualifier and remains on standby for the Wallabies Rugby World Cup campaign.