Max Jorgensen has signed a contract extension that will keep him at NSW Waratahs until at least the end of 2026.

Jorgensen is one of the most promising teenagers in the country, bursting onto the scene last year with a double in his debut Super Rugby Pacific game against the ACT Brumbies.

The young gun was one of three uncapped players in the 2023 World Cup squad and was slated to debut against Portugal, only for injury to derail his campaign.

The son of Wallaby Peter had attracted significant interest from the NRL, including the Sydney Roosters.

However, Jorgensen was adamant he wanted to stay in Rugby Union and continue his development with the Waratahs.

“I couldn’t be happier to commit my future to the Waratahs and Australian Rugby," he said in a statement.

“The game has a lot to look forward to in this country in the coming years, and I am excited by the prospect of being a part of it.

“I am really enjoying my footy, and I believe this is the best place for me to continue my development – for me, it is all about working hard and trying to earn opportunities at the Waratahs, and hopefully the Wallabies.”

Jorgensen's re-signing is a major boost, keeping him beyond the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour whilst RA also confirmed he will become a 'Get Into Rugby Ambassador', the organisation's national entry level Rugby program.

“Max is a promising young player and we’re very pleased he’s committed to Australian Rugby for a further two years," RA Director of High Performance Peter Horne said.

“He’s a mature young man, with an encouraging future and Rugby Australia are looking forward to supporting him as he strives to perform well both on and off the field.”

“It’s really exciting for both the Waratahs and Australian rugby as a whole to have a talent like Max recommit to our sport," NSW Waratahs Coach Darren Coleman added.

“A player of his talent obviously attracts a lot of interest, but I know that he’s really motivated to achieve success in his rugby career.

“We’ve all seen what he can do on the field, but Max is also an awesome team member and the boys love having him as a part of our club.

“The Waratahs are very happy to keep Max and we look forward to seeing him progress in the sky blue jersey.”

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