The disgraced former Cronulla Sharks star says he wants to finish his career in France, and had one last dig at the NRL.
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Disgraced former NRL star Todd Carney says he would like to finish his rugby league career in France with Catalans Dragons as he trained for the first time with the club on Monday.
The ex-Cronulla Sharks man also took the time to fire one last parting shot at the NRL.
Carney was sacked from the Sharks in June after his now-infamous ‘bubbler’ photo went viral on social media.
It was the third time Carney had been sacked by an NRL club, having been shown the door by both the Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters for alcohol-related incidents.
“I’ve signed a three-year deal and I’d like to finish my career here and go on longer, after the three years,” Carney told reporters after Catalans training on Monday.
“I’m really going to get into that and the culture and make this my home for the rest of my career.”
Carney fired off one last shot at the NRL, suggesting the punishment he received did not fit the crime.
“I’ve always put my hand up,” he said..
“I’ve obviously done the wrong thing. I may not have deserved the punishment I got, but to be here in France.
“I’m not looking back. That’s past me now.
“The goals I’ve set myself are pretty high and I’m confident that the Catalans are going to help me achieve that.”