Jake Gordon joins the Waratahs for the first time on a one-year deal. The talented young scrumhalf trained with the squad in 2015 and will be aiming to make a Super Rugby debut this year after honing his development at Sydney University, alongside incumbent Wallaby No. 9, Nick Phipps. Gordon grew up in the inner-city suburb of Newtown and first started playing his rugby for Canterbury Juniors. He plays his National Rugby Championship rugby for the Sydney Stars and is also working as a personal trainer.
Joining the Tahs in 2015 as part of the extended playing squad, Jake Gordon had an outstanding season in both the Shute Shield and Buildcorp NRC last year.
The 23-year-old played an instrumental part in the NSW Country Eagles campaign in 2016, following two years with the Sydney Stars in the Buildcorp NRC. He finished the season with the Grand Finalist finishing Eagles as joint leading try-scorer, with nine tries to his name.
His outstanding form saw him earn the title of the 2016 Buildcorp NRC Players’ Player, as voted by his peers, at the annual RUPA Awards.
Born in Sydney, Jake grew up in Newtown and attended Blackwattle Bay School in Glebe, playing his first rugby with the Canterbury Juniors.
Off the field, Gordon has an interest in personal training, with a desire to complement this with his degree in health and movement at Sydney Uni