Jake Gordon

  • 27 Age
  • 85kg Weight
  • 186cm Height

Biography

Jake Gordon is a rare breed of halfback in a country that has produced a long line of legendary No.9s. Gordon, at 6 foot, 1 inch, become the tallest Wallaby half since Nick Farr-Jones and possibly the tallest of all-time, when he debuted against Italy in 2018.

Determined, hard-working and talented, Gordon’s real strength is around the ruck where his artful running creates boundless opportunities for other players with the space he creates.

Born and educated in Sydney, Gordon played his first rugby for the Canterbury Juniors. Upon the completion of his schooling in 2011 at Blackwattle Bay High School, Gordon joined Sydney University where he faced such tough competition that it was four years before he cemented a spot in the first grade.

Gordon had an outstanding 2015 season in both the Shute Shield and with the Sydney Stars in the National Rugby Championship, and he also trained with the Waratahs as part of their extended playing squad.

The following year he joined NSW on a one-year-deal and later played an instrumental part in the NSW Country Eagles NRC campaign in which he finished the season as joint leading try-scorer (9).

Gordon’s outstanding form saw him earn the title of the 2016 NRC Players’ Player, as voted by his peers. In 2017 an ankle injury to Nick Phipps saw Gordon make his Super Rugby debut against the Lions in Johannesburg. Then, with Phipps still laid low by injury and only a handful of Super Rugby games under his belt, Gordon was called into the Wallaby squad for the trio of June internationals before he made his test debut against the Azzurri on the end-of-season Spring Tour.

2018

Gordon won his first Test cap at halfback, partnered with Matt To’omua, in 26-7 win over Italy in Padova.