Having originally played the fifteen man game, Nick Malouf
made his international sevens debut at the 2012 Dubai World Series tournament
and quickly established himself as a regular in the team. He played in every
game of the 2013 and 2014 World Series before rupturing his ACL in September
2015. After sitting on the sideline for the 2015-16 World Series, he returned
in time to impress at the side’s final training camp in June 2016 to make the
The Australian team got off to a slow start in Rio after opening the tournament with a 31-14 point loss to France. The side bounced back with a 26-12 victory over Spain before they kept their medal hopes alive with a 12-5 win over South Africa in their final group match. They again faced the South African side in the quarter-finals and it was the BlitzBokke who reversed the result to claim a 22-5 win over the Aussies and move through to the final four. Losses to Argentina and France, followed for Australia who finished the tournament in eighth.