Jake Gordon named Waratahs captain

Jake Gordon has played 55 times for Waratahs
Jake Gordon has played 55 times for Waratahs

Waratahs have confirmed the appointment of Australia international Jake Gordon as the new club captain ahead of the 2021 season.

Gordon started playing for Sydney University in 2013 and made his debut for NSW Country Eagles in the National Rugby Championship in 2016. His debut for Waratahs came in the 2017 season and has gone on to play 55 games for the club.

The 27-year-old also played five Tests for Australia including two appearances in the Rugby Championship that was played last year in Australia.

“It’s a great privilege to not just represent New South Wales, but also be Captain. You look at the past captains of this team, especially the recent ones, Rob Simmons who played 100 tests for his country and Michael Hooper also the Captain of the Wallabies,” said Gordon to the official website of the club.

“Growing up I thought to play a game for the Waratahs was a big achievement, and to be able to captain this great state is something I’m very proud of.

“I’m really excited about the new faces in the squad, and also some of the guys who got some experience last year, especially internationals like Will Harrison, James Ramm and Lachie Swinton.

“We’ve also got a couple of graduates from the 2019 U20 World Cup coming through, and guys like Angus Bell and Lachy Swinton who got caps and experience at the Wallaby level last year".