James Maloney said it was better to stay in France than come back to help struggling NRL clubs such as Brisbane, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.Former Penrith Panther has denied reports of a possible home move after it was suggested that the 34-year-old could not leave the Catalans until a year after his three-year contract with the club.
It is believed that several LNR teams who find themselves behind the eighth ball in 2020 are interested in Maloney, as a number of Super League outfits such as the French side are under financial constraints due to COVID-19.
The great champion of the League, Andrew Johns, has Freddy and the eighth podcast that moving to Brisbane could be Maloney’s best choice if he were to return to the NRL.
“They need someone who doesn’t care, and he’s great at the club because he’s just” James “every day, even if you win or lose, he shows up,” added Brad Fittler. “They need someone like that. ”
Maloney’s response to a return home left a number of NRL parties discouraged after declaring that there was “no chance” to return.
“No club could do anything to bring me back there. I’m as happy as Larry.
“I was always comfortable when I decided that I was ready to go and that there would be no regrets.
“I woke up a few mornings ago and I had friends who sent me a message saying, ‘I don’t know if it’s true that you’re coming back because you seem to like it over there’.
“I don’t know where the speech comes from. It has also been suggested that the club may be struggling, but we have actually been one of the luckiest clubs here because we have lost less than the NRL and other Super League teams with the government. French. [topping up] our contracts. ”
The Super League is set to resume on August 2, while Maloney and the Catalans are expected to resume training next week in preparation. The club has missed a number of matches and will be looking to play 20 games over 16 weeks.