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Knights sign towering young Englishman

The nib Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce the signing of exciting English outside back Dominic Young on a three-year-deal.

Still a teenager, Young will join the first-grade squad from Huddersfield at the commencement of the 2021 pre-season as part of the top 30. 

A centre or winger who stands at a towering 198 centimetres, Young made his Super League debut for the Giants at the age of 17 last season.

Turning 19 in August, the 106-kilo back is athletically built with a distinct height advantage. 

Knights Recruitment Manager, Alex McKinnon said the outside back is a highly rated prospect who will add much value to the backline. 

“Dominic is an exceptional athlete,” McKinnon said. “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.”