Max Jorgensen signs contract extension with Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs

Max Jorgensen was one of three uncapped players in the 2023 World Cup squad of Australia
Max Jorgensen was one of three uncapped players in the 2023 World Cup squad of Australia

Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs have announced that Max Jorgensen has signed a contract extension until at least the end of 2026.

According to reports it is understood that the 19-year-old turned a huge offer from the NRL to remain committed to Waratahs and Australia for the next two years at least.

A product of Waratahs Academy, Jorgensen made his debut in the 2023 season and scored a double on his debut against the Brumbies.

Jorgensen was selected as one of the three uncapped players in Australia's Rugby World Cup squad by Eddie Jones but failed to make his international debut due to a leg injury that sidelined him.

“I couldn’t be happier to commit my future to the Waratahs and Australian Rugby," he said in a statement.

“The game has a lot to look forward to in this country in the coming years, and I am excited by the prospect of being a part of it.

“I am really enjoying my footy, and I believe this is the best place for me to continue my development – for me, it is all about working hard and trying to earn opportunities at the Waratahs, and hopefully the Wallabies.”

NSW Waratahs Coach Darren Coleman is delighted with Jorgensen staying with the club.

“It’s really exciting for both the Waratahs and Australian rugby as a whole to have a talent like Max recommit to our sport," Coleman added.

“A player of his talent obviously attracts a lot of interest, but I know that he’s really motivated to achieve success in his rugby career.

“We’ve all seen what he can do on the field, but Max is also an awesome team member and the boys love having him as a part of our club.

“The Waratahs are very happy to keep Max and we look forward to seeing him progress in the sky blue jersey.”