Bulldogs set sights on England World Cup star

28 Jan 23, 10:11AM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs have recently acquired Stephen Crichton for 2024 but it seems they aren’t stopping there.

It is believed that the club is looking for another try-scoring threat as The Daily Telegraph’s Phil “Buzz” Rothfield is reporting that Newcastle Knights winger Dominic Young has been in talks with the Bulldogs.

“News Corp can reveal the 21-year-old winger toured the Bulldogs’ Belmore headquarters on Friday afternoon with Gould and coach Cameron Ciraldo,” said Rothfield.

“News Corp understands Young is keen to move to Sydney but the Knights are fighting desperately hard to sign him on a long-term deal.”

Young was one of Newcastle’s best players in 2022 where he scored 14 tries in 20 games and cemented himself as a star winger in the NRL after a tough start to life in the competition when debuting for the Knights in 2021 after his move from Huddersfield.

Following his terrific season in Newcastle Young had an amazing Rugby League World Cup for England where the host nation came up one game short of the final.

The Bulldogs are not the only club trying to lure Young to Sydney though as The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the South Sydney Rabbitohs have also been in talks with the winger.

It is believed that Rabbitohs and England legend Sam Burgess is heavily involved in trying to make this move happen for Young.

Both of these rumours come fresh off the heels of comments made by Young’s manager Michael Cincotta who seemed fairly confident that his client would be staying at the Knights when speaking to The Newcastle Herald.

“He’s got a good relationship there, so there’s no reason to leave,” Cincotta said.

“He’s got a lot of his friends there and has obviously settled in really well and come off a good year.

“There’s every chance that he stays, but I’m just going through the process of making sure we look at all options while we can.”

Young is currently one of the NRL’s most in-demand talents which could lead to him becoming one of the game’s highest-paid wingers no matter where he ends up in 2024.

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