NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

Kimlo

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Remember James Segeyaro? Yes, the one that walked out on his contract with Leeds Rhinos at the end of 2016… Well after failing to find an NRL club for 2019, he is now working in a local coffee shop.
Segeyaro walked out on the Rhinos prior to the 2017 Super League season to return to the NRL, however he is now without a club after Cronulla Sharks failed to find room on their cap to retain him.
As a result, the 28-year-old is working in a Sydney coffee shop with retired New Zealand winger Jason Nightingale and is hoping an NRL club comes in for him before the new season.
“I’m in the middle of no man’s land at the moment,” Segeyaro told Nine News Sydney.
“Every footy player knows how daunting it is when you don’t have a club. I haven’t got paid since October.”
After signing a two-year deal with Leeds in September 2016, Segeyaro walked out of the contract just two months later and only avoided court after the Rhinos agreed a settlement with Cronulla in March 2017.
Two seasons on and with the Sharks deciding not to keep the former Papua New Guinea international, he has been unable to sign a deal elsewhere despite speaking to a number of teams.



“I was talking to clubs prior to the season and I thought I was going to be sweet but fast forward to now and it’s pretty tough,” Segeyaro explained.
“I was close to getting signed but a lot of things go into it that you don’t even realise. I’m ready to go and I’m pretty sure every club knows my capabilities.”
Surely there's some club that wants to pick him up? He's working at a coffee shop now (owned by Jason Nightingale) so I'm sure he'd jump at a minimum wage offer. There's probably some unreleased stuff against him if no club is willing to go near him because he's easily more talented than half the bench hookers with an NRL contract.

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Phil Gould still vouching for him
 
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Dexter

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Wasn't he mixed up with Corrie Norman and that pill thingy a few years back as well as who he hangs with.
Maybe someone you don't really need around a young squad.
 

Foordy

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Surely there's some club that wants to pick him up? He's working at a coffee shop now (owned by Jason Nightingale) so I'm sure he'd jump at a minimum wage offer. There's probably some unreleased stuff against him if no club is willing to go near him because he's easily more talented than half the bench hookers with an NRL contract.

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Phil Gould still vouching for him
Gould may be vouching for him ... but i don't see him throwing Segeyaro a lifeline (even for minimum wage), i wonder why that is
 

Sproj

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He’d be chomping at the bit for a minimum wage contract too. Whatever the problem is, I’d say he is most likely worth the risk.
 

Kimlo

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Wasn't he mixed up with Corrie Norman and that pill thingy a few years back as well as who he hangs with.
Maybe someone you don't really need around a young squad.
Norman was the main man as far as I could tell yet he's had no problems finding a club.
 

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I was going to say, that Readingtheplay bloke is the most unreliable guy on twitter when it comes to news, I'd take a Mole or Dobbo scoop over him every day of the week.
 

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Breaking news: Salary cap dramas are with us again and this time three clubs haven't been named.
Clubs caught not cheating the cap include Brisbane Bronco's and the Gold Coast Titans. Police and the NRL have been working closely and in secret and today have not named the Bronco's or Titans. When asked today both clubs responded by saying it was a non story and they were unconcerned by the lack of speculation which has failed to surround the clubs.

Other clubs not named include Canberra and Newcastle. Fans are reportedly shocked by this omission and have failed to respond angrily by email and phone. Less to come.
 

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Cowboys forward Ethan Lowe to sign with South Sydney
Travis Meyn, The Courier-MailFebruary 14, 2019 7:00pm
owboys raid Broncos for new fullback
Cowboys forward Ethan Lowe is on his way out of North Queensland as Wayne Bennett prepares to secure his first signing for South Sydney.
The Courier-Mail can reveal the Cowboys are on the verge of releasing Lowe from his contract to sign with the Rabbitohs immediately.
Lowe’s departure will further free up salary cap space for the Cowboys to sign Jordan Kahu from the Broncos as sacked fullback Ben Barba’s replacement.
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/cowboys/cowboys-forward-ethan-lowe-to-sign-with-south-sydney/news-story/fdc23fa32b46b7f020c9ed7dfdc4fcf7
 

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