Former Leeds hooker James Segeyaro fights potential four-year ban for failed drugs test

James Segeyaro has met with ASADA officials as he fights to avoid a suspension of up to four-years for testing positive for Ligandrol.

The 28-year-old returned a positive A-sample on September 3rd while playing for Brisbane Broncos, a substance which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Segeyaro’s lawyer Tim Fuller says it was a case of unintentional and inadvertent doping, with the Canberra Times reporting the preliminary meeting with ASADA lasted almost three hours.

The PNG international told journalists he was “happy with how it went” as he left the meeting in Brisbane on Thursday.

Fuller added: “It was a good interview process; there’s a fair way to go in this legislative process but we’ll take the next step and see how we go.”

Papua New Guinea international Segeyaro will turn 29 next week.

A date for the hearing is expected to be announced in the coming days as Segeyaro looks to clear his name before the 2020 season.

The former Leeds Rhinos hooker joined the Broncos in May after a period out of the game and made 13 appearances in the NRL this season.

He is currently prohibited from participating in any sporting activity until the conclusion of the hearing.

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