during the NRL round eight match between the Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs on April 27, 2018 in Penrith, Australia.

Panthers playmaker James Maloney is interested in spending the twilight of his career in the English Super League.

The NRL veteran comes out of contract at the end of the 2020 season, but could head to England at the end of 2019 according to a report by Inside Sport.

“I’ve hopefully got another few years left and that it doesn’t end too abruptly,” Maloney told the Nepean News. 

“My body’s alright at the moment and if we get through that, no worries and I’ll see what happens when that time comes.

“But while I don’t think I will be in the NRL (once my contract with Penrith finishes), if I am able to keep playing it might be (through) a little stint overseas and do some travel, which would be a good opportunity for the family to do so.”

The 32-year old has appeared in 15 games for Penrith this season and played a key role in NSW’s State of Origin win over Queensland.

Maloney made his NRL debut in 2009 and has won two premierships with the Roosters and Sharks.


  1. Probably a key move in keeping other halves at the Penrith club.
    Great team man , no matter what is asked. Will be missed.

  2. Probably a move to keep the talented halves at Penrith. They lost O’Sullivan a couple years back and now look at him, he was good on debut and I’m sure they don’t want this happening with the likes of Luai, May and Blore.

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