Born in Sydney, he grew up in Newtown and attended Blackwattle Bay School in Glebe, playing his first rugby with the Canterbury Juniors before joining Sydney University where he has been in first grade since 2013.
He started training with the Waratahs in 2015 and became a member of the Extended Playing Squad but it was the 2016 that saw Gordon broke through. Jake Gordon had an outstanding season in 2016 in both the Shute Shield and the NRC with the NSW Country Eagles, finishing the season with the Eagles as the joint leading try-scorer, with nine tries. In the same year he was voted as the NRC Players’ Player at the annual awards.
Joining the Waratahs in 2017, the sniping halfback would earn his debut during that same year against the Lions. A consistent Super Rugby campaign saw him earn a call up into the national squad during 2017 but it wasn’t until the year later that he earnt his test debut.
The lively halfback took his Super Rugby cap tally to 39 by the end of the 2018 season and scored a hattrick for the NSW Eagles and earned a call up for the final two rounds of the 2018 Rugby Championship and would make his debut against Italy.
Gordon finished 2018 as a first-time Wallaby following a solid Super Rugby season, and since that time the Sydney University product has continued his rise in the Australian rugby landscape.
He has been consistent at every level of representative rugby, winning premierships with the Students in the Shute Shield and captaining NSW Country in 2019.
In February 2020, Gordon earned his 50th Super Rugby cap for the Waratahs.
|NSW Country Eagles
|2016 - present|
|2016 - present|
|2017 - 2018|