Gordon is an Irish former rugby union player, who played forboth Ireland and Leinster. As a player he was considered a dynamic centre who had the ability to unlock defences with his quick feet. During his playing career Gordon was a key player for Leinster, Ireland, along the British and Irish Lions. During his career he won four Triple Crowns with Ireland and three Heineken Cup titles with Leinster.
Having retired from rugby in 2015 he is still very involved in the sport through punditry and journalism. Gordon is also the owner of a reformer pilates studio on Grattan Street, in Dublin