The NSW Waratahs have continued to build their roster ahead of the 2022 season, locking in the services of Wallabies Jake Gordon and Angus Bell, with the duo re-signing with the club.
Waratahs captain Jake Gordon has penned a new two-year deal, ensuring he will wear the Sky Blue up to the 2023 World Cup in France.
Gordon has been a standout for the Waratahs since debuting for the side in 2017, scoring 18 tries in his 57 Super Rugby matches and seen him represent the Wallabies on six occasions.
Gordon was proud to extend his stay in his home state and is excited at what lies ahead for the NSW Waratahs.
“I’ve spent my career here in New South Wales representing the Waratahs. Getting my first Waratahs cap was one of the proudest moments of my life and it’s been an honour to play here and something I’ll always be thankful for,” Gordon said.
“This season has been challenging however I believe we are heading in the right direction. We’ve got a lot of exciting players here and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve in 2021 and beyond.”
Angus Bell who had a breakout season in 2020, making his Super Rugby and Wallabies debut, has re-signed for a further year taking him through to the end of the 2022 season.
“It was always a dream of mine to represent the Waratahs and I’m proud to continue to wear the Sky-Blue,” Bell said.
“We’ve got an exciting group of players here at the Waratahs and I’m looking forward to the years ahead”.
Waratahs CEO Paul Doorn was thrilled to retain the services of two of the Waratahs key players ahead of the 2022 season.
“Re-signing Jake and Angus was a key part of our recruitment strategy for the NSW Waratahs. We want to retain our best and surround them with some key additions.
“Jake is our captain and leader and is one of the best scrum halves in world rugby and will be vital for the club as we build towards the 2022 season and beyond. His leadership through a difficult season has been exemplary.
“Angus is one of the most talented loosehead props in Australia. We are thrilled with his development and can’t wait to see what he can offer the rest of this season and into next year.
“They are both proud New South Welshman and a huge part of this club, we are thrilled they will continue to wear the Sky-Blue jersey.”