Scrumhalf Jake Gordon has inked a new two-year extension to re-sign with Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs until the end of 2021.
The 25-year old made his Wallabies debut against Italy in Padova on last year’s Spring Tour after a standout Vodafone Super Rugby season for the Waratahs.
A tall halfback, Gordon’s consistent threat around the ruck has earned him several honours already, including the 2016 National Rugby Championship Player’s Player after he finished the season as the joint leading try-scorer.
“It was a dream last year to play for the Wallabies. I’d been working at it for what felt like a while but now I just want to go out there and play more and more Test footy,” Gordon said.
“I think both the Wallabies and Waratahs are building something special and that really appealed to me. It’s a good group of players that I’m really enjoying working alongside each week.
“Obviously the World Cup is a pretty big goal of mine and something that I’m desperate to be part of but right now I’m just focused on playing the best possible footy I can at club level and hopefully the higher honours follow,” Gordon said.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said: “Jake has been around the squad for a couple of seasons now and has shown us that he’s ready to step up to Test standard on a consistent basis.
“Halfback is a very competitive position in our squad but he knows what he needs to do in order to be selected week after week.
“Re-signing with the Waratahs is a clear indication to me that he’s committed to becoming a Test match regular and I’m looking forward to watching his performances, in games and training, back that up”, Cheika said.
Gordon continues his Vodafone Super Rugby campaign with the Waratahs in Auckland this Saturday against the Blues at Eden Park.
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Super Rugby Debut: 2017 v Lions, Johannesburg
Wallaby Number: 925
Test Debut: 2018 v Italy, Padova
Test Caps: 1