Kevin Gordon

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Kevin Gordon
Personal information
Nickname Flash
Born (1989-12-26) 26 December 1989 (age 25)
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Gold Coast Titans 118 58 17 0 266
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 Philippines 1 2 2 0 12
2014 NSW Country 1 1 0 0 4
As of 21 June 2015
Source: [1][2]

Kevin Gordon (born 26 December 1989 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. Gordon primarily plays on the Wing but can fill in at Fullback. Gordon is a Philippines international and New South Wales Country Origin representative.

Background[edit]

Gordon is of Filipino, Chinese and Scottish descent. Born in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Gordon played his junior rugby league with the Sawtell Panthers before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.[3] A member of the inaugural Titan's team in the National Youth Competition in 2008, Gordon scored 21 tries in the season. Gordon was named in the inaugural NYC Team of the Year in 2008.

Gordon is eligible for selection for several national teams as his mother of Chinese descent was born in the Philippines and his father is of Scottish descent. His brother Dennis is currently connected to the Titans squad also and plays for the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup.

Playing career[edit]

2009[edit]

Gordon commenced 2009 playing his second season in the under-20s competition but was selected to make his NRL debut for the Gold Coast Titans in Round 3 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, playing on the wing in the Titans 20-12 win at Cbus Super Stadium.[4][5] In Round 8 against the Penrith Panthers, Gordon scored his first NRL career try in the Titans 34-20 loss at Penrith Stadium. Gordon finished his debut year in the NRL in as the Titans top try-scorer with 13 tries in 23 matches in the 2009 NRL season.

2010[edit]

Gordon began the 2010 NRL season as one of the Titan's first choice winger. Gordon proceeded to play in every single match for the Titans in the 2010 NRL season and was again the Titans top try-scorer with 12 tries in 26 matches.

2011[edit]

In Round 2 against the Melbourne Storm, Gordon injured his ACL in the Titans 40-12 loss at AAMI Park, ruling the promising winger out for the entire 2011 season.[6] Gordon played in 2 matches for the Titans in the 2011 NRL season.

2012[edit]

After spending the first 3 rounds playing for the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup, Gordon returned to the Titans first grade team in Round 4 against the New Zealand Warriors in the Titans 6-26 loss at Mt Smart Stadium. Gordon finished the 2012 NRL season with him playing in 21 matches and scoring 9 tries for the Titans. On 21 October 2012, Gordon made his international debut for the Philippines against Thailand. Gordon played at centre and scored 2 tries for the Philippines in their historic 86-0 win that saw the team crowned the inaugural Asian Cup champions.[7]

2013[edit]

Gordon finished the 2013 NRL season as the Titans top try scorer with 15 tries in 22 matches. In Round 22 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Gordon scored a hatrick of tries in the Titans 26-16 win at ANZ Stadium.[8]

2014[edit]

In February 2014, Gordon was selected in the Gold Coast Titans inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad.[9] In 26 February 2014, Gordon re-signed with Gold Coast for a further three seasons with the club until the end of the 2017 season under the new deal.[10] In Round 6 against the Brisbane Broncos, Gordon played his 100th career match for the Titans in the 12-8 win at Cbus Super Stadium.[11][12] Gordon was selected for the New South Wales Country Origin on the wing and scored a try in the 26-all draw against New South Wales City.[13][14] In Round 22, against the Sydney Roosters, Gordon suffered a season ending hip injury in the Titans 18-26 loss at the SFS.[15] Gordon finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in 18 matches, scoring 7 tries and kicking 16 goals.

2015[edit]

At the start of the 2015 NRL season, there was reports about Gordon was on the outer with the Titans after reports of him being behind in the wing selecting order with Anthony Don and Kalifa Faifai Loa behind named ahead of him.[16] Gordon played in Round 1 against the Wests Tigers in the Titans 19-18 loss at Cbus Super Stadium and during the lead up, preparing for Round 2 against the Penrith Panthers, Gordon suffered a nose injury at training after colliding with Titans recruit Leva Li,[17] sidelining Gordon for 2 matches before bidding his time in the Queensland Cup playing for Burleigh Bears before earning a recall in Round 12 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Titans 22-16 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Gordon rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ League Central dailytelegraph.com.au
  3. ^ http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/sport/nrl/story/0,26746,25527241-5016378,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/sport/nrl/story/0,26746,25248548-5016378,00.html
  5. ^ http://m.tvnz.co.nz/sport/related/league/2640152/?relatedId=2593467
  6. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/gordons-season-over-after-knee-injury-20110321-1c3ml.html
  7. ^ http://kalatas.com.au/2012/10/29/tamaraws-shut-out-thailand-stars-86-0/
  8. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/kevin-gordon-hat-trick-seals-gold-coast-titans-win-over-canterbury-bankstown-bulldogs/story-fn2mcuj6-1226695879651
  9. ^ http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/squads-auckland-nines/
  10. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/gold-coast-titans-get-preseason-boost-with-flying-winger-kevin-gordon-to-stay-until-2017/story-fni3grk4-1226838325862
  11. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/gold-coast-titan-kevin-gordon-stands-on-the-cusp-of-playing-100-nrl-games/story-e6frf3xc-1226878267719
  12. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/the-gold-coast-titans-have-beaten-the-brisbane-broncos-128-with-a-late-try-to-aiden-sezer/story-e6frf3xc-1226881459876
  13. ^ http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/sport/nrl/titans-winger-kevin-gordon-joins-country-origin-team-while-aidan-sezer-out-with-injury/story-fnj9yd9w-1226898306683
  14. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/hulking-centre-jamal-idris-stars-in-thrilling-citycountry-draw-in-dubbo/story-fni3fbgz-1226904860045
  15. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/sydney-roosters-boost-their-hopes-of-a-top-four-finish-with-a-2618-victory-over-a-battling-gold-coast/story-fn2mcuj6-1227020840035
  16. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2015-titans-speedster-kevin-gordons-future-on-gold-coast-in-limbo/story-fniabrr8-1227191281949
  17. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/kevin-gordon-ruled-out-of-gold-coasts-game-against-penrith-after-breaking-his-nose-during-training/story-fniabrr8-1227260224873
  18. ^ http://www.nrl.com/gordon-earns-titans-recall/tabid/10874/newsid/86548/default.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/rabbitohs-beat-titans-greg-inglis-injured-as-chris-gresvmuhl-bags-a-double-for-south-sydney/story-fniabjcr-1227375992211

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