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Former Leeds Rhinos star completes shock move to former club

Former Leeds Rhinos star James Segeyaro has joined a surprising new club after performing a u-turn on a move to the Western Suburbs Devils.

Segeyaro has signed with the Ivanhoes for the 2024 FNQRL competition. The team were formerly his junior club so it means his career has gone full circle.

The move will see him reunite with Josh Dugan who has endorsed the move wholeheartedly.

“I played with him at the Sharks so I know him really well,” Dugan told The Cairns Post.

“Having a good mate, a senior player and obviously he’s achieved great things in the game too so that experience will be massive.

“Hopefully we can feed off each other and that will lead us to the chip.”

The Ivanhoes will play their first match of the 2024 season on Saturday in an unofficial match against the Centrals Tigers at Smithfield from 15:00.

This will see Segeyaro debut for a third club in a short space of time. The hooker recently had a stint in the French Elite One Championship before joining the Bradford Bulls mid way through the 2023 season as they pushed for Super League promotion.

Unfortunately, his time on the field was cut short by a controversial tackle that Segeyaro called out on social media after the fact.

He is now set for a new beginning in an old stomping ground.

Former Leeds Rhinos star pulls out of move

James Segeyaro is one of the most controversial figures in recent Leeds Rhinos history despite only spending a brief period at Headingley.

The hooker joined the club late in 2016 as Zak Hardaker left the club. The hooker was quick to make an impact and was soon a fan favourite and agreed a deal to stay at the club long term.

However, in the winter the hooker pulled out of his contract due to home sickness. Leeds went on to bring in Matt Parcell and he would score a record number of tries for a hooker in a Super League season.

Segeyaro went on to join Bradford Bulls last year after a stint in France and was supposed to join Western Suburbs Devils but has pulled out of the move.

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