THE Dragons have been the NRL’s runaway scoring leader over the opening five rounds and new recruit Nene MacDonald was happy to finally get in on the act with his first four-pointer in his new club’s colours against the Tigers on Sunday.
The PNG International finished the 2016 season in a rich vein of try-scoring form with eight tries in the Gold Coast’s last 12 games before shifting south to the Dragons.
MacDonald said he was relieved to finally make his mark on the try-scoring tally in what was also his 50th NRL game.
“It was a long time coming,” MacDonald said.
“Being out on the wing I expected it to score earlier. I’ve been waiting a while but it’s good to get off the nudie [run].
“The boys effort in defence was awesome. We defended back to back sets I don’t know how many times on our line and we just kept holding them out.
“They got a lucky try with the grubber through but the boys effort in defence was the big key for us.”