Penrith five-eighth James Maloney believes he can bring the key ingredient to the Penrith Panthers that can take them all the way to a premiership – loyalty.
“As someone who has played for most of the clubs in the NRL I have great insight into what a club needs to be successful,” Maloney said this afternoon.
“I play for a new jersey just about every year and in that time I have really studied what makes them successful or unsuccessful, and to me the best clubs are the ones where blokes stick around.”
“I’m hoping to teach that lesson here at Penrith.”
Maloney will partner Nathan Cleary in the halves next year, however, the former Sharks, Roosters, Storm, Eels and Warriors player was reticent to confirm whether that will be the permanent halves combination throughout the season.
“It’s really hard to say if that’s what the club will stick with, it will depend on whether or not I take a more lucrative one year deal with the Bulldogs or not,” a coy Maloney responded.
“My manager is in talks with them (the Bulldogs) right now but honestly, I’d probably prefer to be a seven club player if possible and teach that loyalty to the younger fellas here at the Tigers.”
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