England-born winger Dom Young scored his third try in as many NRL matches as he continued his impressive start to the season.
The 20-year-old scored again for Newcastle Knights in their 38-20 defeat at Penrith Panthers.
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Young, who is of Jamaican descent, has started in all three of Newcastle’s games in the NRL so far this season.
The Knights trailed 12-6 at half-time and couldn’t turn their fortunes around in the second half as they went down to defeat against the NRL champions.
In his nine games for the Knights, Young has scored seven tries so far.
Dom Young background
Young was born and raised in England and is of Jamaican heritage.
The 6ft 7in outside-back is eligible to represent either England or Jamaica at this year’s World Cup.
Young made his Super League debut for Huddersfield at the age of 17. He played two first team games before making the move to the NRL with Newcastle Knights on a three-year deal.
Jamaica want him to represent the Reggae Warriors at the World Cup alongside his brother Alex, who plays for Championship club Workington.
Speaking to Love Rugby League in February 2021, Jamaica coach Jermaine Coleman said: “Dom is all signed up and registered with us.
“Fingers crossed he goes out there and has a fantastic season for himself but it is similar to what (Wales coach) John Kear about Bradman Best at Newcastle… I hope he does have a good season but just not good enough for England to get him on their radar!
“Fingers crossed he’ll be with us. We had a group call two weeks ago and he joined us on the call so he’s keen to be involved with us.
“There was quite a lot of work that went into Dom. Alex (Simmons) met his mum, Jason (Robinson) met his mum, I spoke with his mum. There was quite a lot of work that went in there to get him on board.
“His brother Alex who is at Workington has come on board as well so we are hoping that both of them can have an impact in the team.
“Fingers crossed, Dom might be playing in the centres or on the wing for Jamaica in the World Cup this year.”