Waratahs have confirmed that Australia international Jake Gordon has penned a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.
Gordon started his professional rugby career with National Rugby Championship sides Sydney Stars and New South Wales Country Eagles before going on to make his Super Rugby debut with Waratahs in 2017.
The 25-year-old was called-up to the Australian squad during the June series in 2017 as an injury replacement for Nick Phipps with his debut for the national side coming during the November series last year against Italy which also is his only appearances for the Wallabies until now.
"The World Cup is a pretty big goal of mine and something that I'm desperate to be part of," Gordon said.
"But right now I'm just focused on playing the best possible footy I can at club level, and hopefully the higher honours follow."
Meanwhile, Australia head coach Michael Cheika is delighted with the news of Gordon remaining in contention for the World Cup later this year.
"Re-signing with the Waratahs is a clear indication to me that he's committed to becoming a Test match regular," Cheika added.