From a train and trial contract in pre-season to an NRL debut in Round 1.
With a depleted forward pack entering the opening round of the new season, Craig Bellamy selected MacDonald on the interchange to face the Wests Tigers at CommBank Stadium to make his debut just months after joining the Club.
Going on to make 12 appearances, eight of those in wins, MacDonald has become an impressive young force on the field with his ability to play big minutes off the bench to ease the burden on the side’s forward rotation. Scoring his first try in Round 17, the forward ended the season with a complete 12 tackle breaks, 685 run metres, 231 tackle and a huge 95.4% tackle efficiency.
MacDonald also continued plying his trade in the Queensland HostPlus Cup, with Storm’s feeder club the Easts Tigers. In his five appearances, the Queenslander continued his consistently strong results, recording another try, 16 tackle breaks and a solid 90.7% tackle efficiency.
MacDonald is certainly one to watch as he continues to develop and moves into his second season in the Storm system.