August 8, 2022

Former NRL famous person James Maloney ‘failed medication take a look at whereas enjoying in France and has been banned from taking the sector’

  • Maloney allegedly failed a medication take a look at after a recreation for his French footy group 
  • The 2-time NRL premiership winner has not performed league since March 19 
  • Report stated his B pattern has not but been examined however he has been banned 

Ex-NRL star James Maloney has reportedly failed a routine drug take a look at whereas enjoying rugby league in France.

The 2-time premiership winner, 35, allegedly returned a constructive consequence to a take a look at after a recreation for FC Lezignan XIII in France’s Elite One Championship, in line with French newspaper L’Independant. 

Maloney’s B pattern has not but been examined and his case is but to be investigated by France’s anti-doping company, the report stated. 

The previous NSW State of Origin and Kangaroos consultant hasn’t performed since March 19.

Maloney (pictured enjoying for the French Tremendous League group Catalans Dragons in 2021) has reportedly been banned from enjoying after allegedly failing a medication take a look at

Maloney's B sample has not yet been tested, according to the French newspaper report, and his case is yet to be investigated by France's anti-doping agency

Maloney’s B pattern has not but been examined, in line with the French newspaper report, and his case is but to be investigated by France’s anti-doping company

Maloney left Australia to play for French Tremendous League aspect Catalans Dragons in 2020 after having a stellar profession within the NRL.

He starred for the Storm, Warriors, Roosters, Sharks and Panthers from 2009 to 2019, successful the 2013 premiership with the Tricolours and the 2016 title with Cronulla.

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Maloney clocked up a complete of 247 NRL video games and helped drive Penrith’s climb again up the desk in his closing two years within the competitors. 

After enjoying 30 video games with the Dragons, together with their Tremendous League grand closing defeat to St Helens final yr, he introduced his retirement from top-flight rugby league and signed with FC Lezignan, making his debut for them in December 2021.

Maloney won the 2016 grand final with Cronulla (pictured) and the 2013 premiership with the Roosters in a stellar 247-game career in the NRL

Maloney received the 2016 grand closing with Cronulla (pictured) and the 2013 premiership with the Roosters in a stellar 247-game profession within the NRL 

In February 2021 it was reported that Maloney allegedly spammed his Catalans teammate Israel Folau with homosexual pornography after Folau had his contract with Rugby Australia terminated in a furore over homophobic social media posts.

Maloney rapidly earned the nickname ‘Jimmy the joker’ when he joined the Dragons and joked about battling the native language.

‘My spouse and I went to the pharmacy to choose up a chilly and flu treatment and I feel we ended up with a packet of condoms, which is a bit late for us with 4 children,’ he advised native media.