Jack Maddocks
Position Fullback
Date of birth 5 February 1997
Height 194cm
Weight 90kg
Debut 2018 v New Zealand, Sydney
Caps 7


As a boy Jack Maddocks dreamed of playing cricket for Australia. Rugby was merely something he did for fun with his mates. Growing up he received the New South Wales cricketer of the year twice for his age group and was awarded a scholarship to play at the University of Sydney. Maddocks had a plan after he graduated from school: train hard, turn pro and make a career in sport. He just didn’t think that sport would be rugby if for no other reason that he had a chip on his shoulder about a game he loved growing up but for which he lost a lot of passion in his final years at The Scots College. In 2016, Maddocks played colts for Eastern Suburbs and was picked for the NSW U20s before he received a call up for the Australian U20s. The prodigiously talented outside back starred at the World Rugby U20s Championships and by the end of the following year was selected as one of two development players on the Wallaby Spring Tour. A series of scintillating Super Rugby performances for the Melbourne Rebels earned him a spot in the squad for The Rugby Championship where he made his debut against New Zealand in Sydney.


Maddocks represented Australian U20s where he delivered a man of the match performance in the victory over New Zealand prior to the World Championship tournament. Starting at fullback he was the only Australian player to play every minute of all five games at the Championships.


He was one of two development players, alongside Queensland’s Liam Wright, chosen for the Wallaby Spring Tour.


Maddocks won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Dane Haylett-Petty on the right wing in the 13-38 defeat to New Zealand at ANZ Stadium. In that match Maddocks became the 95th Wallaby to score a Test try on debut. A week later he won his first cap in the run-on XV in the 12-40 loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park. Maddocks finished the season with a total of seven Test caps.