Posted: 1 October, 2016
Sharks Playmaker To Miss Wedding
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When James Maloney's brother Matt booked his wedding for grand final weekend, it all but cemented the Sharks' chances this season.
"Because, well, Murphy’s Law right?" the Cronulla playmaker said during the week, reports Fox Sports.
"As soon as Matty booked his wedding for grand final weekend ... yeah, Cronulla was going to be there too."
Maloney took out the Dally M for his role at five-eighth, and has been a crucial part of the Sharks' surge to the finals this season.
Matt booked his wedding back in January, only weeks after James signed with Cronulla.
The only available date for their Southern Highlands venue was October 1, with Jimmy considering it narrow odds that he'd be out of action.
“And I just said ‘Matt, it’ll come down to two of 16 teams’,’’ the NSW five-eighth laughed. “So put me down for one in eight.”
Jimmy will still be involved in the proceedings, with his wife Jess taking an iPad to the ceremony so Jimmy can watch on.
“Which he’ll absolutely love, of course,’’ Matt said.
“Being upfront, everyone knowing he’s there.”