Australian fly-half Carter Gordon to make rugby league switch

Carter Gordon played eight Tests for the Wallabies in 2023
Carter Gordon played eight Tests for the Wallabies in 2023

Wallabies fly-half Carter Gordon has announced that he will be switching code to join rugby league club Gold Coast Titans on a two-year contract.

The decision follows after uncertainty over the future of Melbourne Rebels, who have been axed from Super Rugby competition due to financial crisis.

Wallabies winger Mark Nawaqanitawase is also moving to Sydney Roosters next year.

"I'm excited with the direction that rugby league is taking and the positive feeling around the game," Gordon said.

"At 23, I feel like I had to take this opportunity now.

"I'm under no illusions and understand that this will be a massive challenge.

"I was really impressed with the Titans and the professionalism they displayed in our meetings.

"I've loved my time with rugby as it's given me the opportunity to represent my country which I'll always appreciate."

Meanwhile, Gordon was called up to the Wallabies squad in 2023 and has featured in eight Tests. He was part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup squad and was the first choice fly-half for former coach Eddie Jones. He finished the Super Rugby season for Rebels with a success rate close to 70 per cent.

Titans head coach Des Hasler is pleased with Carter's signing.

"Carter has competed well in rugby, representing his country and playing at the World Cup," Hasler said.

"What has impressed me is his attitude to test himself and take on the challenge of switching to a new code.

"He's a skillful player who backs himself."