Jack Maddocks

Wallabies youngster Jack Maddocks puts international ambitions on hold in pursuit of Olympic gold

The 22-year-old’s stint with the Sevens program is set to be extended through the first half of 2020 with Maddocks looking to lock down a place for the Tokyo Games.

He helped the men’s team book an Olympics berth through a qualification tournament in Fiji earlier this month after being “seconded” into the squad.

If Maddocks makes the team for the Olympics, which runs from July 24 to August 9, he will be unavailable for the two-test Ireland series in June as well as the opening Bledisloe Cup match in Melbourne on August 8.