|Full name||Kevin James Longbottom|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Died||13 January 1986
La Perouse, New South Wales
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
Kevin Longbottom (1940 - 1986) was an Aboriginal Australian professional rugby league player of 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 died from cancer in 1986.
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