NRL starlet and former Huddersfield Giants youngster making late push for World Cup selection

When young players make the early switch to the NRL without making too much of an impact on Super League, many assume they’re destined to fail.

But young Dominic Young certainly hasn’t. The tall, gangly outside back has developed into one of the best young players in the NRL. He’s recorded some of the fastest speeds in the competition over the last two seasons and has been poached by one of the biggest rugby league agents down under.

He only got better at the start of 2022 as he scored tries for fun down the Newcastle Knights’ right hand side but an injury stifled his season.

This put an end to calls that he should be called up to the England squad by Shaun Wane with Young currently set to play for Jamaica at the tournament instead.

However, those suggestions are likely to reignite with Young finding his form again after his return just at the right time of the season.

Playing on the right wing today against Canberra Raiders, Young has already poached a pair of tries showing great speed, athleticism and composure to finish off the two chances.

Since his return, he’s notched his first NRL hat-trick against the Titans having made a try scoring return against North Queensland after a month out through injury.

Remarkably, Young has scored 15 tries in 24 games for the Knights in two seasons including 11 in 18 appearances this season.

Wane has previously stated that he’s keeping an eye on the youngster and if he maintains this form, he may have to join Tommy Makinson on the England wings whilst another high profile NRL player may join him in the backs in the shape of Herbie Farnworth so long as he can shake off the injury he picked up himself earlier this season.

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