Ex-Leeds Rhinos man James Segeyaro set for shock move

Ex-Leeds Rhinos man James Segeyaro is set for a shock move.

Having earned a deal with the Manly Sea Eagles’ feeder team, the Blacktown Workers, the hooker has been in fine form – and he continued those impressive showings at the weekend.

Segeyaro scored a hat-trick, putting 12 points on the board in a matter of ten minutes, with Manly boss Des Hasler said to be looking closely at the number nine for next weekend’s NRL fixtures.

The livewire hooker, who made ten appearances for the Leeds Rhinos back in 2016, was free to return to the NRL in June 2021 following 16 months out of rugby league.

In that time since his ban lifted, Segeyaro had been training with the Cronulla Sharks with whom he made 38 appearances for back in 2017 and 2018.

Segeyaro, 31, was banned after testing positive for a prohibited substance from using a housemate’s blender.

The hooker was then able to convince the NRL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal that the banned substance entered his system inadvertently, so his drugs ban was cut short.

He had previously been pictured training with his coach, Gurpreet Singh who, coincidentally, is also the Canterbury Bulldogs’ Head of Performance in its Pathways section.

Singh is also a strength and power coach and an athletic performance coach, so Segeyaro was in good hands which explains why he was able to land a deal with Manly Sea Eagles’ feeder team.

If he does earn a recall, it would signal an incredible turnaround for the 2014 Dally M Hooker of the Year winner.

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