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England star Dom Young reveals how close he was to playing for Jamaica in Rugby League World Cup

As England battered Samoa yesterday 60-6 defying the odds with a statement win over a star-studded side many players shone.

Jack Welsby, Sam Tomkins and George Williams pulled the strings, Victor Radley was the glue that held them together and the outside backs made metres galore.

But one of the main men was young winger Dom Young who was named ahead of Ryan Hall on the wing by coach Shaun Wane in a move that massively paid off with Young scoring a brilliant brace.

A great moment for him, tonight there was a great moment for his older brother Alex Young who played for Jamaica and Dom spoke to the BBC about it: “It’s good to see Alex to play in the Jamaican jersey. It’s the first time they’ve been in the World Cup so it’s nice to be with the family supporting him.

Dom had said for a long time that he would be playing for Jamaica in the World Cup but in the end his form saw him picked for England but how close was he to playing for Jamaica.

Young revealed all: “I was really close. Obviously, England wasn’t really on my radar at the start of the year. I said at the start of the year that I probably would play for Jamaica but when the England call came it was hard to turn down. So I was pretty close.”

No doubt he has to be happy with his decision after yesterday and he spoke about his delight following the result: “It was, I couldn’t have imagined it any better to put that scoreline on a really good Samoan team was special. I really enjoyed last night.”

Lastly, he also revealed some details about the start of England’s prep for their next game against France: “We’ll rest up today and get back into camp tomorrow and get ready for France.”

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