James Maloney

The Sharks have today signed 2013 NSW State of Origin five-eighth James Maloney on a three-year deal.

An experienced and talented playmaker, as emphasised by his NSW selection and Premiership success at the Roosters, Maloney will be a valuable addition to Coach Shane Flanagan’s Sharks squad from 2016.

“James is a quality addition to our 2016 roster, with his attacking flair and general play kicking first class,” Flanagan said.

“That’s not forgetting he is an elite goal kicker and I look forward to him joining our club.

“He has indicated to me today that he is looking forward to joining up with and playing alongside experienced forwards in our club like Gallen, Lewis, Graham Ennis and Fifita.

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“And he is even more excited about playing with our emerging talented juniors and young stars such as Val Homes, Jack Bird, Sosaia Feki and Ricky Leutele.”

Maloney began his NRL career in 2009 with the Melbourne Storm before coming of age after joining the Warriors in 2010, where he would go on to play 75 NRL games over three seasons.

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