PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: James Maloney of the Panthers makes his point to the referee during the round four NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Wests Tigers at Panthers Stadium on April 05, 2019 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith is open to letting veteran five-eighth James Maloney head to England before his contract expires, if he wants to take up a deal in the Super League.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the news surrounding the 32-year-old comes after a tough start to the season for Penrith, with the club in 15th position at 2-7.

Coach Ivan Cleary has begun to swing the axe, with Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Josh Mansour dropped from this Friday’s clash as the club try to pick up their campaign.

Despite Maloney being contracted until the end of the 2020 season, the Panthers have begun looking at cleaning out their roster, with a number of players being floated around the NRL.

Dallin Watene-Zelenziak has been offered to Parramatta, while Dylan Edwards has been linked with a move to far north Queensland.

Former general manager of football Phil Gould originally had to idea to allow Maloney to head to England last year, with the meeting aimed at letting the five-eighth go in the final season of his contract.

Even with Gould leaving the club, the Panthers are keen to re-open talks which could see Maloney play abroad in 2020.


  1. Well you can always release RCG so he can join his cousins at the dragons 😊😊😊

  2. Prior to Iv joining the Riff have been on about how they have a great roster…since Iv came onboard the great roster has jagged a last minute win over the Tigers and had a lucky win over the knights…the reality is they could easily be 0-9….Now Iv has dumped the recently signed to long term deals Josh Mansour and Regan Campbell Gillard(who boasted what a great coach Iv is).

    Whats going on at the Riff Iv?….face up to the fact they have recruited a very average coach and are stuck with paying him and his average son $2m a year….

  3. Kev is Kev & 2041. The Riff guys! He replies to himself!
    Why are they getting rid of players? The effort & position on the table should let you know why. Doesn’t take to much thought to figure out. πŸ‘
    The line up left was Phil Gould’s favourites. After many years of releasing players driven up the wall by his friend Griffin & just letting so many others leave. Even after he’d just re-signed them , such as Harawirra- Neara, Most of them were first graders over the last four years & many good attacking players amongst them.
    He left the backline with the Mr. Slows like Mansour & Whare. I’ll add Maloney to that now. Edwards performances since injury last year went way down.
    Could have kept a few good Hookers such as Korisau . No, let’s not do that!!!
    Coming last or near last gives a club good reason now to not just brush over the teams frailties. ( That they have done the last few years! )
    It’s broom time.
    The Best Halfback there is Luai. He should be half & Cleary 5/8th. Just as they did successfully in junior teams. Whether dad wants Nathan to go to 5/8th is another thing altogether?
    Who is the new Hooker? Everyone coming through has a chance! Don’t re-sign Katoa!!!
    RCG has not played well after the damaged back ( Thanks to The Gold Coast ), broken jaw ( Thanks to the deliberate forearm/ shoulder by The Nuggets forward ). Plus Another broken jaw in training.
    It may not be great if you totally rebuild with juniors. Leaves you with little experience. However, the team as it is has to change.
    Good reason to get rid of Maloney now? To keep Luai & if he gets a good deal somewhere else? Save Money!

  4. Good one Ivan cover up your mediocre coaching with dropping players and shopping others around. Ivan: If I drop a few players it’ll take the the focus off me and no one we will even suspect I don’t know what I’m doing it’s the perfect plan.

  5. CLOWN 🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑. ChocolateSoldierOfThe Great Divide you are a total full blown clown. Didn’t you and I have this discussion about Cleary being a dud and that he would not make the Origin this season. Din’t we discuss that Pearce would be a candidate like he was last season until he got injured. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ NOW you want to turn Cleary into the Penrith Chocky Soldiers 5/8.

    Any wonder why you go for Penrith. ya turncoat. Your opinions just melt like Penrith’s performances πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ By the way ChocholateSoldierOfDivide………. I Told You So. πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š.there’s a dozen eggs to splatter on your silly dial to hide your embarrassment. πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘.. Hows your juniors going πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ CLOWN. . .🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑

  6. CLOWNofDIVIDE 🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑Penrith already re-signed Luai in the off season to 2021. yaN1TW1TπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  7. Personally I have never rated him. Some ppl make him out to be a SuperCoach but I just don’t see it. He has been coaching since 2006 and never broken 50% overall win record at any club during each tenure. Says it all really

  8. When talking about Liai 2021 is not too far away , is it Wood Pecker.
    Since he is currently playing Canterbury Cup most weeks.
    Better go get rid of the over paid , past his best Maloney this year. To make sure Luai doesn’t get sick of not being in first grade & want to leave early. Players never do that , do they ?
    Nathan Cleary. Didn’t say he was a dud. Said he isn’t playing well enough for Origin & what he’s getting paid now is to much based on performance. He still has potential. Didn’t I say Luai is the best half there & Cleary should move to 5/8th? Think so.. As it is, that’s the best they can do for themselves right now.
    If he was available? The Nuggets would want to make him another back up half, pay him a million, say they paid him $200,000 & say they’re still way under their cap!
    Think all the Wood Chips are affecting your mind.
    With Ivan. Money spent means they have to like him or lump him. Whether he’s wonderful or rubbish? Doesn’t matter , does it?
    So RedV , IsDon or Wood Rot , what the hell are you on about? They’re stuck with Ivan . So kind of pointless going on about Ivan isn’t it.
    If they got rid of him, you’d all be going on about paying all that wasted money & to get who as coach? No one worth a cracker as coach out there looking at the moment.
    So Ivan comments are just so worthwhile.

  9. Wood Duck..
    You don’t think a most likely last place on the table , is a good time to put a broom through a team line up? If it isn’t , when is a good time?
    I’d say whether a supporter of any team or not, most would agree that it’s an ideal time!
    Why bother asking a follower of France though? Do you even speak English , or only the language of your Tri-Coloured team, ‘French’? πŸ“πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Au revoir Le Coq Pepites ! πŸ‘

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