Highly rated English youngsters Dominic Young has signed with the Newcastle Knights on a three-year deal.
Still only a teenager, Young has been impressive for the Huddersfield Giants both for their academy and in first-grade.
A towering young centre at 198 cm and weighing 106 kg, Young’s signing gives the Knights added backline depth.
Highly rated by the club, they expect him to perform well and make his mark in the NRL.
“Dominic is an exceptional athlete,” Knights Recruitment Manager McKinnon said.
“He moves extremely well for his size, and is known for his footwork, physical presence and wonderful attitude to honing his craft.
“He is arguably the top rated 18-year-old in the UK and could have excelled at several clubs, whether that be in the NRL, English Super League or English and French Rugby Union.”
Young will join the Knights in November in what is an adventure to test himself on the other side of the world.
“Dom is making a huge sacrifice to chase his dream on the other side of the world and try to establish himself as a first-grade player at such a young age,” McKinnon continued.
“We look forward to welcoming him into the squad come the pre-season.”