Newcastle Knights have announced the signing of outside-back Dom Young from Huddersfield on a three-year deal from 2021.
The 18-year-old will join the Knights’ first-grade squad for pre-season training ahead of the 2021 campaign. Young made his Super League debut for Huddersfield last season.
Knights’ recruitment manager Alex McKinnon said: “Dominic is an exceptional athlete. 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.
“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.
“We look forward to welcoming him into the squad come the pre-season.”
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