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Wallabies halfback Jake Gordon commits future to Australia

Jake Gordon hopes to make the Waratahs and Wallabies No.9 jumpers his own after recommitting to Australian rugby for another two years.

Gordon on Tuesday re-signed with the Waratahs and Rugby Australia until the end of the 2021 season, saying he never considered leaving Sydney to pursue a big-money move offshore.

“I’ve said before it was a dream of mine from a young age to play for the Waratahs and Wallabies and to be able to do that is something really special and I’m happy to be signing on for another two years,” he said.

The 25-year old made his Wallabies debut against Italy in Padova on last year’s spring tour after a standout Super Rugby season for the Waratahs.

With rival Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps heading to the English Premiership next year and long-time first-choice Wallabies No.9 Will Genia reportedly bound for Japan after the 2019 World Cup, Gordon is making no secret of his desire to step up.

“I just want to go out there and play more and more Test footy,” he said.

“Same as I said about the Waratahs, I’m looking to lock down that No.9 (Wallabies) jersey but at the moment it’s really focusing on playing consistent rugby for the Waratahs and the rest will take care of itself.”

A dynamic runner of the ball, Gordon knows what he needs to do to earn a spot in Michael Cheika’s World Cup squad later this year.

“The big thing is consistency,” he said.

“At the moment it depends if I’m starting or coming off the bench. But whatever game time I’m getting I’ve go to be consistent.

“A few things I’ve focused on is the speed of my pass.

“That’s something I have been focusing on quite a bit over the last six months.”

Gordon continues his Super Rugby campaign with the Waratahs in Auckland this Saturday against the Blues at Eden Park.

AAP

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Wallabies halfback Jake Gordon commits future to Australia