The Melbourne Rebels are thrilled to announce the re-signing of another important player with rising star Carter Gordon re-committing to the Rebels until at least the end of 2024.
At just 21 years old, Gordon is regarded as one of the most exciting young playmakers in the country, having arrived in Melbourne at the end of 2020, alongside his younger brother, Mason.
A crucial member of both the Australian Schoolboys and Junior Wallabies programs in 2018, Gordon made his professional debut in last year’s Super Rugby AU clash against the Waratahs in Sydney, before playing every game of the Rebels’ 2021 Trans-Tasman campaign.
The exciting fly-half has since gone on to make twenty Super Rugby appearances over two seasons for the Rebels, including starting in the Club’s final five matches of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific competition.
Gordon said re-committing the Rebels was ultimately an easy decision.
“I’ve really enjoyed my last two seasons at the Rebels,” said Gordon.
“I’ve learned a lot from the players and coaches, and you can feel we are building something here, so I’m absolutely stoked to call Melbourne home for another two years.
“It’s been awesome also having my brother (Mason) at the Club. We’ve pushed each other our whole lives, so to be able to do it in this environment is great and something we don’t take for granted.
“I’m now focused on getting my body into a really good place, so I can hit the ground running and give myself every opportunity to play some good rugby next season.”
Melbourne Rebels Head Coach Kevin Foote said Gordon’s re-commitment was great news for the Rebels, following the recent re-signings of Cabous Eloff, James Tuttle and Brad Wilkin.
“It’s great to have another exciting talent like Carter stay on in Melbourne and commit to the Rebels for another two years,” said Foote.
“Carter is a player with tremendous potential and someone who’s really grown in his second season at our Club as both a playmaker and someone who remains composed under pressure on the Super Rugby stage.
“Carter’s commitment shows great faith in our rugby program and the talent we have both now and lined up for next season.”