English-born winger Dom Young impressed as Newcastle Knights claimed their first win away to Sydney Roosters since 2009.
Young, who is also of Jamaican descent, scored the Knights’ final try and also made a try-saving tackle as the Knights won 20-6.
Further tries from Dane Gagai, Enari Tuala and Jake Clifford earned the win. Had it not been for a late effort from Paul Momirovski, the Roosters would have been left try-less in a forgettable return to the Sydney Cricket Ground.
WHAT A TACKLE! This Knights defence has been STINGY 😤
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Young will be hoping to build on an impressive 2021 campaign for the Knights. He scored four tries and lay on two assists in the six games he played in last year.
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He joined the Knights ahead of the 2021 season having come through the academy ranks at Super League side Huddersfield.
Young would make his Super League debut at just 17 years old against eventual champions St Helens in 2019. He started on the wing, as the Giants lost 38-2 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
He would make one more appearance for the club a year later. That also came against St Helens. Once again, he started on the wing as the Giants fell to a 54-6 defeat. It was announced that season that Young would take up a three-year deal with the NRL side.
Going forward, Young has expressed a desire to represent Jamaica at the rescheduled 2021 World Cup later this year.
Meanwhile, the Knights will be hoping to back up this historic win next week as they welcome Wests Tigers on Sunday. The Tigers themselves will be hoping to bounce back, after letting a lead slip against Melbourne on Saturday.