Hudson Young has been backed to force his way into the State of Origin arena and pull on an Australian Kangaroos jersey "in a couple of years" by the man whose boots he wants to fill. English international John Bateman has backed the 22-year-old Maitland product to fill his place in the Canberra Raiders' back-row. Bateman shifted back home to England to take up a deal with the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, sparking questions about who could take his place in Canberra. The man himself has gone some way towards answering them by backing Young to shine on the representative stage in the coming years as his NRL ascension continues. "Hudson Young.