Newcastle Knights outside-back Dom Young is set to represent Jamaica at this year’s World Cup.
The 19-year-old centre or winger has joined the Knights on a three-year deal from Super League side Huddersfield ahead of the 2021 season.
Young made his first team debut for the Giants at the age of 17 and is one of the hottest prospects in the game right now.
Young was born and raised in England but qualifies to represent Jamaica via the family heritage rule and is set to represent the nation at this year’s World Cup.
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 and 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 and, fingers crossed, Dom might be playing in the centres or on the wing for Jamaica in the World Cup this year.”