Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has spoken to Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga to push game-breaking backrower Hudson Young being handed an Australian jumper for the end-of-season World Cup squad.
The all-effort Young has emerged as one of the best stories of the season after being axed to NSW Cup for a fortnight in April before fighting his way back into the NRL and dominating on the left-edge for Canberra.
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Young has scored 14 tries in 23 NRL games for the Green Machine this season including a crucial four-pointer to set the Raiders on course for Canberra’s opening weekend of the finals upset over premiership heavyweights Melbourne Storm.
In a sub-plot to Friday night’s…