Championship star set for shock NRL move

There are many great English wingers at the moment like Ash Handley at Leeds Rhinos, Liam Marshall at Wigan Warriors, Matty Ashton at Warrington Wolves, Adam Swift is in great form at Hull FC as is Ryan Hall at Hull KR and of course Josh Charnley at Leigh Leopards. Tom Johnstone is tearing things up with Catalans Dragons and Tommy Makinson is still one of the best in the world.

But alongside him in that category is former Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity winger Dom Young.

Young made his Super League debut in 2020 with Huddersfield before earning a move to the NRL where he is now one of the best wingers in the competition and fighting for the top try scorer award in 2023.

Now in a surprise twist he is set to be joined by brother Alex Young at his new club Sydney Roosters in 2024 with Alex signing a development deal with the club in 2024 with an option to join the top 30 of the club in 2025.

Young is a Jamaican international and currently at Newcastle Thunder.

He will join his brother at the Roosters after he endured a long transfer saga.

The winger had wanted to confirm his future before the start of the 2023 campaign, which began in early March.

Trent Robinson, coach of the Sydney Roosters, had reportedly wined and dined but was one of a number of coaches to have done so with the former England man.

However it appears that Robinson’s meeting had the desired with Young will signing with the Roosters for 2024 and beyond.

It’s believed that he had received huge offers ranging upwards of $500,000 a season, but ultimately it’s the Roosters who he has signed for.

He’ll join England teammate, Victor Radley, providing that the loose forward also extends his stay in Sydney given he is also out of contract for 2024 and beyond at present.

Losing Young is a huge blow for Newcastle Knights and potentially even a blow for the two young English stars who are set to join them in 2024, Will Pryce and Kai Pearce-Paul will no longer have a familiar English face to nurture their early NRL days.