Gordon re-signs with Waratahs
Cape Town - The Waratahs have announced that scrumhalf Jake Gordon will
be in the sky blue jersey for another two years after agreeing a new contract.
Gordon who joined the Waratahs in 2015 as part of the
extended playing squad, says he’s pleased he has been able to settle on where
he’ll play his rugby the next few seasons.
"It’s been a dream of mine to play for NSW since I can
remember and I’m really excited to be a part of the Waratahs," Gordon
"When I look at our playing roster with Kurtley Beale,
Israel Folau and Michael Hooper to name just a few, they’re the players who
drove my ambition to play at this level. Now I’ll have the chance to play
alongside them for the next few years.
"The Waratahs are known for playing an open style of
running rugby and that suits my game, so I’m really looking forward to being
part of the team and continuing to learn and play in a great team
Gordon has been capped 10 times for the Waratahs, including
six times as the starting halfback in Super Rugby, scoring 25 points from five
Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson says Gordon is a quality
player who is not only talented but an athlete of exceptional ability as well.
"He is a really strong player and someone we can build
the future of the team around," Gibson said.
"Jake’s real strength is around the ruck and his
running creates a lot of opportunities for other players with the space he
"He had a break-out year last year in the Shute Shield
and the NRC as he’s continued to play well with the Waratahs. His determination
to succeed and his hard work along with his talent will help drive him towards
a Wallaby jersey."