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Thought I'd start a thread seeing as it looks like he's signed with us.

Big, fast, agile and coordinated.

Here's to a long and successful future with the Mighty Sharks!
 

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Is it official?

Will be a great buy provided he cleans up his act off field.
 

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Hopefully the extended time off will work to keep him from risking his career again
 
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One inch taller than Semi Radradra, one year younger, 6kg heavier.

We should get him to grow a beard.
 

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Would this signing have happened if Xerri wasn't busted?
because ya know we released Morris not long ago due to cap pressure...

Nene is a good player but needs to settle in at one club longer term and stay on the straight and narrow - would be strong for us if so
 

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Source: Daily Telegraph Author: Dean Ritchie

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/sharks/nrl-signing-cronulla-lands-winger-nene-macdonald-as-injuries-mount/news-story/c0d6b520b8129d537d2f107b8e875256

NRL signing: Cronulla lands winger Nene MacDonald as injuries mount

Six weeks ago he was in no shape to be playing NRL football – but now Nene MacDonald is shaping up as Cronulla’s saviour out wide as the club battles a backline injury crisis.


Cronulla have signed former St George Illawarra, Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast and North Queensland outside back Nene Macdonald.

The deal is expected to be announced by Sharks officials on Thursday.

Cronulla was chasing an outside back after Josh Morris’ departure to the Roosters, Bronson Xerri’s provisional drug suspension and Ronaldo Mulitalo’s long-term knee injury.

MacDonald, 26, has played 96 NRL games over six seasons.

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Nene MacDonald will sign with the Sharks – after dropping 9kg in six weeks.
Nene MacDonald will sign with the Sharks – after dropping 9kg in six weeks.

Just last week, a rejuvenated Macdonald took to social media to post: “120kgs down to 111kgs – five to six weeks! Lazy, drinking, down on myself then I decided to surround myself with a bunch of good boys wanting the best out of me and each other.

“(I) got out and started moving again, training again and playing some footy, staying active, eating well and never felt so happy and healthy, especially mentally.

“Couldn’t thank the small crew we had around us enough. Love ya boys. #lesssgo #comeback.”

Macdonald found trouble on multiple fronts last while with North Queensland, which included being dropped when late to training while, in June, a hire car leased in his name was found abandoned and damaged on Magnetic Island.

Macdonald was last November hit with a $700 fine and was disqualified from driving for two years.

Papua New Guinea-born Macdonald has previously played for the All Stars.

From Insta:
120kg down to 111kg 5-6weeks! lazy, drinking, down on myself then I decided to surround myself with a bunch good boys wanting the best out of me and each other got out and starting moving again training again playing some footy staying active eating well and never felt so happy and healthy in a long time especially mentally couldn’t thank the small crew we had around us enough love ya boys 👌🏾❤️ #lesssgo #comeback
 
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So is he just a winger or could he play fullback as well?

Seem to remember he played a few games there.
 

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Just needs good mentors and good mates at the Sharks
 

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Would have him down as depth only at FB, I do recall he filled in at Dragons or even the Cows on occasion. We should play WK whenever we can though.

Nene looks fit, happy and keen as to rip in and get back to NRL. Couple games to find his touch and hopefully he is golden. He really had a break out season in that Dragons team few years back, was playing very well.

Posts on his Insta from Dragons fans asking him to come back to their club had me cracking up - suck **** he is ours now lol, good luck not securing Bateman as well merkins haha
Mary wouldn't have been able to give him a lift to training anyway, think his license might still be suspended as well
 
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