MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Nene Macdonald of the Dragons celebrates a try during the round 17 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park on July 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra winger Nene Macdonald is considering a move to the North Queensland Cowboys next season, after becoming homesick during his time at the Dragons.

The Courier-Mail are reporting that while Macdonald is contracted with the Red V next year, a move to far north Queensland would see him closer to his home of Papua New Guinea.

The 24-year-old has played for the Roosters, Titans and Dragons over the course of his five-year career, but is enjoying the best spell of his playing days with the Dragons.

Macdonald has registered 15 tries from 40 matches over the past two seasons, and was a mainstay of the Dragons’ side up until a foot injury sidelined him three weeks ago.

The Cowboys have a position open on the wing, after veteran Antonio Winterstein announced his immediate retirement last month.

With a number of players currently at the Cowboys expected to depart at the end of the season, Macdonald could be Paul Green’s first signing for the 2019 campaign, as North Queensland look to produce a season similar to their efforts in 2017.

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