It’s fair to say that former Huddersfield Giants winger Dominic Young has torn it up in the NRL since his move ahead of the 2021 season.
The rangy star most recently changed his international allegiance to Jamaica despite the potential for Young to be called up to the England squad for the World Cup at the end of the year.
That shows the 20-year-old’s strength of mind already at such a young age, but, in what has been a dismal season for the Knights as a whole under Adam O’Brien, Young has stood out.
This superb form has since led to claims that he could be on the outer despite Young being contracted until the end of 2023,
Most of those rumours have concentrated on a potential player swap with Manly Sea Eagles fullback or winger Reuben Garrick, however the South Sydney Rabbitohs look to have also enquired about him.
His agent, however, has rubbished such claims, with Serious About Rugby League understanding that there are clubs interested, but that no swap deal has been talked about.
As a teenager, Young had impressed at national level for the England youth teams, but made just two appearances for the Giants’ first-team before swapping West Yorkshire for Newcastle.
That being said, the 20-year-old almost signed for another club as he previously revealed.
“I was about 15 or 16 when I first got a message from an NRL team – it was the (Melbourne) Storm,” Young told the Knights HQ podcast.
I played in the England rugby league under-16 game against France and I got a message out of the blue.
“It was definitely a big possibility. I was meant to go over there to a pre-season camp but I got injured and had to have surgery, so after that I felt like I needed another year playing in back home and being comfortable.
“There was a point where I nearly went early. It was pretty crazy.”