The 35-year-old showed he still had it by scoring a winning placement in overtime on his debut with his new side, FC Lezignan XIII.
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Maloney has officially retired from professional rugby league after two seasons with the French Catalans Dragons Super League squad. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in the NRL, where he won two prime ministerial positions.
After ending his time in the first year, Maloney signed with the French team Elite One FC Lezignan.
It was déjà vu for the ex-NRL superstar who scored a field goal in overtime for the Catalans in their Magic Round loss to St Helens to claim the league leaders’ shield.
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Maloney was joined by former Eels, Bulldogs and Warriors outside full-back Krisnan Inu and ex-Coq Jason Baiteri in Lezignan’s 19-18 victory over Limouxin.
The sniper also took care of the goal kicks and scored five goals, including a crucial penalty goal just before half-time to take Lezignan two points clear.
Lezignan has won all six of its games this season.
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