Dom Young tips Super League pair to shine in NRL

Josh McAllister
Dom Young Newcastle Knights

Dom Young has predicted successful NRL switches for future club team-mates Kai Pearce-Paul and Will Pryce, who will join the England international at Newcastle Knights from the 2024 campaign.

The Super League pair have both signed on two-year deals from 2024.

Pearce-Paul, 21, joined Wigan in 2020 and has gone on to make 35 appearances in Super League. He enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2021 that saw him represent England Knights at the end of the season against Jamaica.

He was later selected in Shaun Wane’s 24-man squad for the delayed 2021 World Cup, making his debut against Greece with one try and two assists.

20-year-old Pryce has made 27 appearances in the competition for Huddersfield. He has previously played alongside Pearce-Paul in the Knights set up.

Young, who recently returned to Australia for pre-season following his impressive World Cup stint, believes the pair will bring a spark to the Knights in 2024.

Young himself made the switch Down Under in 2021 from Huddersfield at the age of 18. He has gone on to make 26 appearances in the NRL, scoring 18 tries.

“They’re really good signings”

Speaking on Knights HQ podcast, the now 21-year old said on Pearce-Paul and Pryce: “They are two really exciting players.

“Kai was obviously in the England squad with me. We played a centre-wing partnership against Greece in the World Cup.

“They’re both really exciting and got a lot of flair about them.

“Kai is a really big boy as well and can offload and a strong running line.

“Will, give him the ball and good luck trying to stop him. They’re really good signings for the Knights and I’m sure fans will look forward to watching them.”

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