Castleford Tigers’ Jordan Turner reveals which Super League star nearly played for Jamaica in World Cup and claims Dom Young will never play for them

Jamaica’s World Cup has come to an end today as they lost 74-12 to Jamaica.

It was a frustrating first half from Jamaica. After a strong start and a disallowed try, they trailed 42-0 at halftime but the last 40 was perhaps the best of their tournament so far as they scored twice adding to their first ever try last week against the world number one ranked team in the world through ex-Leeds Rhinos man Ben Jones-Bishop.

It was always going to be tough for Jamaica as a new team in the sport and with plenty of part time players in their squad.

However, there were very nearly a few more star players in their side which was led by Huddersfield Giants duo Michael Lawrence and Ash Golding as well as the aforementioned Bishop.

It’s been well documented that Dom Young was expecting to play for Jamaica in the World Cup until England and Shaun Wane came calling.

He’s shone for England and has scored eight tries in three games so far and is the tournament’s leading try scorer after scoring four against Greece yesterday.

Now regarded as World Class and a player who is only going to get better in the NRL. Jamaica star Jordan Turner, who hasn’t played in the World Cup through injury but has commentated for BBC, believes his form for England will mean Young “never” plays for Jamaica unlike brother Alex.

Turner also revealed that Salford Red Devils star Kallum Watkins could have played for Jamaica had he not been selected for England.

The three-time Super League Champion and Young started the first two games alongside each other on England’s right and are widely regarded as England’s strongest right edge yet that edge could have been playing for Jamaica had things panned out differently.

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