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Kevin Longbottom

Kevin Longbottom Australian rugby league footballer

Australian rugby league footballer
Kevin Longbottom
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Intro Australian rugby league footballer
Was Athlete Rugby league player
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 December 1940, Sydney, Australia
Death 13 January 1986, La Perouse, Australia (aged 45 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
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Biography

Kevin Longbottom (1940 - 1986) was an Aboriginal Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s. Longbottom was known by the nickname "Lummy" and was renowned for his long-range goal kicking, sometimes even kicking goals from further than the halfway line. A large, barrell chested man, he won a premiership with in 1967, and played in the 1965 Souths team that were runners up. He played Fullback for most of his career.

Longbottom initially forced his way into first grade when full-back, Darrel Chapman became injured. He kicked a conversion in South Sydney's win over Canterbury in the 1967 Grand final that should have resulted in a 14-10 win. His three long range penalty goals in the 1965 Grand Final are still regarded as possibly the longest kicks every attempted at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Longbottom was a fine golfer, but is better remembered as a famous caddie to many professional golfers including Bruce Devlin, Bob Shearer and American Tommy Bolt.

Longbottom died from cancer in 1986 at the age of 45.

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http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/kevin-longbottom/summary.html
http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/souths-embody-redemption-resilience-and-the-great-game-20120817-24dzw.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20100104195448/http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/News/Club-News/Widders-and-Peachey-Attend-Apology-to-Stolen-Generation.html
http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/News/Club-News/Widders-and-Peachey-Attend-Apology-to-Stolen-Generation.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20080728223458/http://www.nrlstats.com/archive/players.cfm?PlayerID=4953
http://www.nrlstats.com/archive/players.cfm?PlayerID=4953
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Cv1jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1414,6241116&dq=kevin-longbottom&hl=en
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