Champion league larrikin announces retirement

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Larrikin champion James Maloney has announced his status from nonrecreational rugby league aft a swansong successful the Super League.

Maloney, 35, has called clip connected his vocation aft a mates of seasons with Catalans Dragons. He made the announcement connected Tuesday (AEST) and volition decorativeness up astatine season's end.

"The clip has travel to bent up the boots from nonrecreational footy," the cheeky five-eighth wrote connected his societal media accounts.

"It's been 1 hellhole of a thrust and I've loved each infinitesimal of it. Thanks to everyone who has played a portion successful my vocation on the way, astir importantly my beauteous woman Jess Maloney, who has been determination from the start.

"Now to decorativeness connected a large note."

James Maloney of Catalans Dragons. (Getty)

Catalans are presently the runaway leaders successful Super League, with a 16-2 record. Maloney has made a wont of winning wherever helium has played during his career.

He played a fistful of games astatine Melbourne earlier becoming a prima astatine the Warriors, starring to a large declaration with the Sydney Roosters. He won a premiership with the Roosters successful his archetypal play astatine the club, 2013.

He won different NRL rubric successful 2016 with Cronulla, a maiden premiership for the Sharks, and was an invaluable halves spouse for Nathan Cleary astatine Penrith during the emergence of the existent Panthers side.

He besides partnered Cleary for NSW successful State of Origin shot and won a brace of bid successful 2018-19, yet breaking Queensland's dominance. He won the 2019 decider alongside Mitchell Pearce, his halves spouse successful the 2013 Roosters expansive last victory.

In all, helium played 247 NRL games for 64 tries. He played 14 Origins matches and besides represented Australia successful 3 Tests.

Due to the scarcity of genuine match-winning halves successful the NRL, determination was ongoing speculation astir a comeback to Australian shot for Maloney. It was not to be.

James Maloney aft winning Origin III successful 2019. (Getty)

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