The Melbourne Rebels have locked down Mason Gordon, the youthful brother of five-eighth sensation Carter Gordon till a minimum of the tip of 2024.
Carter Gordon is having a breakout Tremendous Rugby Pacific season and tipped for greater honours this yr with the Rugby World Cup in France beginning in September.
Mason, who at 20 is 2 years youthful, has signed a brand new deal whereas fellow Australian U20’s consultant David Vaihu has additionally re-committed for an additional yr.
The pair shall be a part of the Junior Wallabies squad to face New Zealand in Wellington subsequent week forward of the U20s World Cup in South Africa.
But to make his Tremendous debut, Queenslander Mason mentioned he wished to play alongside his brother, whereas additionally studying from Wallabies star Andrew Kellaway.
“The explanation I wished to remain in Melbourne is as a result of I am studying a lot and creating rapidly in Melbourne,” mentioned Mason, who can be a five-eighth.
“In addition to having my brother Carter there and studying off him, working with the likes of Andrew Kellaway has undoubtedly impacted my resolution to remain in Melbourne on the Rebels.”
Carter, in the meantime, will return from a knee damage to face the Western Drive on Friday night time within the Rebels’ remaining dwelling sport of the season.
Stalwart Reece Hodge will break the membership document for many Tremendous Rugby appearances in a Rebels jersey, overtaking Tom English’s 98 caps.
Melbourne coach Kevin Foote has made six modifications for the AAMI Park match.
Rising hooker Theo Fourie is among the many modifications and has been named to make his Tremendous Rugby debut off the bench.
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