Nene Macdonald

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Nene Macdonald
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Personal information
Born (1994-05-11) 11 May 1994 (age 21)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre, Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2014–15 Sydney Roosters 11 3 0 0 12
2015– Gold Coast Titans 5 1 0 0 4
Total 16 4 0 0 16
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–15 Papua New Guinea 4 1 0 0 4
As of 13 July 2015
Source: [1]

Nene Macdonald (born 11 May 1994) is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. A Papua New Guinea international representative, he primarily plays as a winger, centre and fullback.

Background[edit]

Born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Macdonald moved to Queensland, Australia at a young age and played his junior football for the Cairns Brothers, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.

In 2011, Macdonald played for the Australian Schoolboys.[2] In 2012, he joined the Sydney Roosters. He played for the Roosters' NYC team in 2012 and 2013.[3] In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Queensland Under-20s team.[4][5] In 2013, he played for Papua New Guinea against the Prime Minister's XIII team, scoring a try.[6]

Playing career[edit]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Macdonald was selected in the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2013 World Cup.[7] He played in 3 matches and scored a try in Papua New Guinea's 9-8 loss to France.[8]

2014[edit]

On 11 February 2014, Macdonald was selected in the Roosters' inaugural 2014 NRL Auckland Nines squad.[9] In Round 11 of the 2014 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Roosters against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on the wing and scored a try in the Roosters' 32-12 win at ANZ Stadium.[10][11] He finished his debut year in the NRL having played 7 games and scoring 3 tries for the Roosters. On 2 September 2014, he was named on the wing in the 2014 NYC Team of the Year.[12]

2015[edit]

On 24 January 2015, Macdonald was again named in the Roosters' 2015 Auckland Nines squad.[13] On 2 May 2015, he played for Papua New Guinea against Fiji in the 2015 Melanesian Cup.[14] On 16 June 2015, he joined the Gold Coast Titans mid-season, on a 1 12-year contract.[15] He made his Titans debut in Round 15 against the New Zealand Warriors, playing at centre in the Titans' 36-14 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nene MacDonald - Career Stats & Summary". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  2. ^ Mark Riddell. "Here's a tip: Keep an eye on these young boys". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Holden U/20’s State of Origin: Queensland U/20’s v NSW U/20’s - NRL Game Development - South East Queensland". FosSportspulse.com. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  5. ^ "QLD U20s ORIGIN TEAM ANNOUNCED". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  6. ^ "PM's XIII beat PNG 50-10 in league match | SBS News". Sbs.com.au. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2013". Rlwc2013.com. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  8. ^ "David Mead misses easy late penalty goal attempt as Papua New Guinea fall to France at World Cup". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Squads For Auckland Nines". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Late Mail: Robbo names debutant-duo". Roosters.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Roosters Down Dogs 32-12". Fansunite.com.au. 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  12. ^ "Holden Cup Team Of The Year Announced". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  13. ^ "ROOSTERS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugbyleagueweek.com.au. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  14. ^ "Representative Round team lists". NRL.com. 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  15. ^ "Two new Titans join ranks". Titans.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  16. ^ "Three late changes in NRL". Titans.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  17. ^ "Titans’ Nene Macdonald hails Maroons coach Mal Meninga after his promising Gold Coast debut". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 

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