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Ex-Huddersfield Giants winger Dom Young explains why he left Super League despite the negative British reputation in the NRL

Dominic Young had barely made the grade at Huddersfield Giants before he made his way to the NRL with the Newcastle Knights.

Now 20, the towering winger winger scored four tries in six NRL games during an impressive first season with the Knights in 2021.

Young is one of just a few British players that have decided to try and make it Down Under before becoming seasoned Super League players, but he has since revealed that more young starlets will make the move.

“I know a lot of players come out when they are more established, but I thought: ‘why not me?’ I really wanted that challenge,” Young told AAP.

“I think the clubs over here are looking more at British lads. I think it’s on a lot of the younger guys’ radar now.”

“I’ve got a couple of mates who have asked me about it and I would never have thought I would play in the NRL at 19,” Young said.

“I definitely think I’m further on in my development for coming out here.

“You can always go back to England. I reckon the best thing to do is throw yourself in at the deep end and get the best out of yourself.

“I’d advise anyone to take a leap of faith, if you don’t come out you’ll be left thinking ‘what if?’.”

Now Young has started the 2022 NRL season like a man possessed and he has revealed just why that is.

“I want to stop that trend of English outside backs coming over here and struggling,” he said.

“I think it’s my physical attributes that are helping me at the minute, and I want to showcase that every week.

“I definitely took that on board in year one, but I think having that year under my belt going into this season has definitely helped me.

“I feel a lot fitter than I did last year. I’m used to it now and there are no surprises.”

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