Exiles centre Gordon signs

Exiles centre Gordon signs

Edinburgh have continued their recruitment drive for next season with the signing of Australian centre, Matt Gordon.

Gordon, 25, joins from English Championship side London Scottish and will link-up with the capital club for the 2020-21 season.

On making the move north, Gordon, said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Edinburgh. They’ve put together a great squad over the last few seasons and are really starting to make their mark in both the Guinness PRO14 and European competitions.

“They have very good basics and play an attractive brand of rugby. I was hugely impressed by the facilities as well as their aspirations and ambitions as a club. They consistently want to be competing at the top end of the game and that’s where every professional player wants to be.

“Richard Cockerill was clear in what he expects from his players and I like that. I’m looking forward to getting started and bring something different to the squad.”

Head Coach Richard Cockerill, added: “Matt has been very impressive during his time with London Scottish so we’re excited to bring him on board.

“He’s clearly a powerful man that runs very hard and direct – he’ll definitely add some grunt and strength to our midfield.

“We’ve already got a good group of centres here at the club, but we certainly think that Matt’s skillset adds a different dynamic and we’re excited to watch him develop.”

Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Gordon represented Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship (NRC) from 2015 – 2018 before making the switch to Brisbane City in 2018, where he played alongside Wallaby internationals Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt.

Prior to making the switch to Richmond, the centre played Queensland Premier Rugby with Easts Tigers where Gordon helped the Brisbane club to a second-place finish in 2018.

The 105kg centre joined London Scottish ahead of the 2019-20 campaign and made an immediate impact at the Athletic Ground.

Gordon has featured in 15 matches across all competitions this season, crossing the whitewash on four occasions as the Exiles finished in ninth place in the English Championship.

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