Ex-Leeds Rhinos man James Segeyaro’s new club reportedly revealed

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In a short Instagram video, Segeyaro said over the weekend: “I got a call from my manager saying I’ve got a contract,” with the hooker then demonstrating clips of his skills.

Though he teased, Segeyaro did not reveal which club was interested, but now the Daily Telegraph has revealed that it is the Manly Sea Eagles who have shown interest in signing the explosive number 9.

Manly could become the 31-year-old’s fifth NRL club after short spells with the Brisbane Broncos, Cronulla Sharks, Penrith Panthers and the North Queensland Cowboys where he started in 2011.

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.

But, he appears determined to leave that life behind him as he continues to keep up his fitness in a bid to earn himself an NRL deal which he himself has been desperate to sign.

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 is in good hands indeed.

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