Angus Macdonald played a key role in the New Zealand Maori victory against the British & Irish Lions in 2005. One of the most versatile players in the game, Macdonald's fantastic 2005 season saw him selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland after he shone for the Blues, New Zealand Maori and Auckland. A genuine athlete, Macdonald has the size and skill to play at lock or any of the three loose forward positions. He suffered a serious knee injury during the 2006 Super 14 but months of dedicated rehab saw the 25-year-old in great shape for his season with the Blues in 2007. Macdonald has strong rugby bloodlines: His father, Hamish Macdonald was an All Black from 1972-76, while uncle Doug Bruce played for the All Blacks. Another uncle played for Northland and his brother was a Canterbury Colt. Career notes: • Scored two tries in Auckland’s NPC semifinal win over North Harbour in 2005. • Made his debut for the New Zealand Maori side in 2005 – started at No 8 against Fiji at Suva, scoring one try, and the British & Irish Lions at Hamilton. • Named as a reserve for the Probables side in the 2004 All Blacks Trial.
2005 v Wales at Cardiff
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Test match Record by Year (+) = substitute; (-) = replaced 2005 Nov 5 v Wales at Cardiff 41-3 (+) Nov 26 v Scotland at Edinburgh 29-10 Below figures correct at beginning of the 2007 rugby calendar: Provincial Caps 41 Provincial Points 30 (6t) Provincial Debut 2001 v Canterbury Super 14 Caps 33 Super 14 Points 5 (1t) Super 14 Debut 2003 v Crusaders