James Segeyaro

Segeyaro: My football will do the talking

“Seeing we’ve got plenty options in the hooking role from how the Hunters went this season, I’m just really pleased and excited to be back and part of this team.

“No disrespect to the previous teams, but I think this one of the best PNG teams selected,” said Segeyaro.

Segeyaro added he has settled well into camp and the team is raring to go.

In response to the backlash from many Papua New Guineans over his decision to never play for the Kumuls again, the 27 year old from Eastern Highlands and East New Britain said everyone has a right to an opinion.

Segeyaro hopes for another chance

In 2015, the Cronulla Sharks hooker turned his back on PNG during an exclusive interview on TVWAN Program Fanzone, declaring he would never wear the red, black and gold jersey again.

However, in an interview with SBS Australia, Segeyaro said it’s been a bit negative in the sense that people are telling him he isn’t needed.

He added it is what it is but at the end of the day, it is his choice.

“It was my personal choice because of what the people did to my old man,” he adds, saying it was not because he didn't like the country.

VIDEO: Segeyaro on World Cup

In 2015 the Cronulla Sharks Hooker turned his back on PNG, when in an exclusive interview on TVWAN's Fanzone, he declared he would never wear the red, black and gold jersey again.


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Segeyaro ruled out with broken arm

Segeyaro is at this stage set to miss six weeks of NRL action.

Having previously broken the same arm, the injury is a setback from Segeyaro who has been impressive off the bench in his three outings in 2017, including scoring the only try in last week's win over Melbourne.


Segeyaro unlikely to play this week

The 27-year-old was formally welcomed to the team in a brief on-field meeting on Wednesday, marking his maiden appearance at top-grade training since brokering a release from Leeds.

His contract is still pending finalisation from the NRL, however given he hasn't played a game since the end of last season he could still do so through reserve grade for Newtown.

That appeared more likely after Wednesday's training session, where coach Shane Flanagan kept current No.9 Jayden Brailey in the chief hooking role.

Sharks sign James Segeyaro

After being granted permission to officially train with the club late last week, Segeyaro has been provided with a release from UK Super League club the Leeds Rhinos and once his new contract has been registered by the NRL will be eligible to turn out for the Sharks.

Shane Flanagan sheds light on potential Segeyaro signing

Segeyaro is said to be looking for an NRL return, but is still contracted to Super League side Leeds.

With veteran Michael Ennis announcing his shock retirement last year, Flanagan says he still hasn’t decided on a replacement, but wouldn’t rule out making a play for former Cowboys and Panthers rake Segeyaro.

“We have spoken to James but we believe he’s got a contract in place with Leeds, so he’s got to deal with that before he does anything with our club,” Flanagan told Sky Sports Radio.

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Leeds refuse to soften Segeyaro stance

Leeds are breathing easier after finding a ready-made replacement for runaway PNG international Segeyaro, snapping up Parcell.

Segeyaro was expected back at Leeds pre-season training in January but told the club he would not return from Australia and see out the final two years of his UK contract.

However, Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington said they would still require a hefty transfer fee from NRL clubs for Segeyaro - a situation he did not expect to change for the next two years.

Segeyaro stuck in Super League

The 26-year-old made a big impact at the Rhinos after joining them, initially on loan, from NRL club Penrith in July, helping them win nine of their last 10 matches of the season to comfortably retain their Super League status.