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Wallabies World Cup hopeful Gordon commits to Waratahs

Contract extension: Waratahs scrum-half Jake Gordon (AFP)

Wallabies hopeful Jake Gordon has signed a two-year contract extension with Super Rugby's New South Wales Waratahs as he pushes for a place in this year's World Cup. The 25-year-old scrum-half, who made his Australia debut against Italy in November, said he wanted to "play more and more Test footy". "The World Cup is a pretty big goal of mine and something that I'm desperate to be part of," Gordon said. "But right now I'm just focused on playing the best possible footy I can at club level, and hopefully the higher honours follow." Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said Gordon had shown he was "ready to step up to Test standard on a consistent basis". "Re-signing with the Waratahs is a clear indication to me that he's committed to becoming a Test match regular," Cheika added. The Rugby World Cup will take place in Japan from September 20 to November 2. Contract extension: Waratahs scrum-half Jake Gordon