NEWS Segeyaro laps it up when Bronco great Rhino pays visit

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Segeyaro laps it up when Broncos great 'Rhino' pays visit
Joel GouldTue 23 Jul 2019, 06:06 PM
Just the presence of Broncos premiership winner Peter Ryan at training had bench utility James Segeyaro pumped for another huge team defensive effort against the Titans on Saturday night.

Ryan, one of the best defensive forwards of the modern era, is now an assistant coach at the Queensland Reds and was at Broncos training for some team development.

Segeyaro, who had Ryan fine tune his defence as a youngster at the Cowboys when he was assistant coach, said the Broncos had founded their recent success on defence and would need to be up to scratch again for the Titans.

"I had 'Rhino' up at the Cowboys and early in my career he was really influential with my defence coming up through the grades," Segeyaro said.

"He definitely put that belief in me about working on my craft each day to get better, and not being complacent. He always pulled me aside when I was younger and in videos and made me do extras.

"The last couple of weeks we have built our game on defence. We held the Bulldogs to six and the game before [against the Warriors] it was defence orientated and a down to the wire game.


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The Broncos have been boosted by the presence of their influential Old Boys in recent weeks. Last week on match eve former stars Chris Johns and Steve Renouf were among a group of former players to attend a barbecue lunch after the side’s captain’s run.

The input of the club’s legends in recent weeks has boosted Segeyaro and the Broncos with Ryan’s arrival on Tuesday icing the cake.

"He is a premiership-winning player at Brisbane and also with the Brumbies as well. He is here to have a look around and [Reds coach] Brad Thorn is also going to come in," Segeyaro said.

"I can’t wait to meet him. His accolades will probably fill this whole wall. He has been really influential in league and rugby union as well.

"I see Mick [Hancock] here all the time and Mick de Vere. Alfie is always here. They are my idols. I see Hodgo [Justin Hodges] and Scotty Prince come in and they instil that confidence in you because they have been there and done that. They are club legends and premiership winners so they know what it takes to win. Just to mingle with them is self-rewarding."

Ryan said he was thrilled to be on hand at the Broncos after the club was such a positive influence on his life and career.
"I was just there doing some personal development – how they run their meetings, how they run their day and how the coaches interact," Ryan told NRL.com.

"It was fantastic to be in the inner sanctum of the Broncos facility and sit in on player and coaches meeting. Being an Old Boy you run into guys there like Alfie Langer, (trainer) Tony Spencer and even Seibs himself who was a young guy coming through the Broncs when I was there. I can't thank the Broncos and Seibs enough."

Ryan is big on defensive technique as a coach but just as important is attitude and mindset. It is that area of Brisbane's play in recent weeks that has impressed him.

"The last couple of weeks they have all bought into being all on the same page. To have a collective group working together is an unbeatable force," Ryan said.

"You rely on that to get you through games when you are doing it a bit tough. I think the camaraderie in the group is really good. It seems like they are really working together and those little connections between their key players has been the difference between them winning and losing games."

Ryan said he was impressed by the impact Segeyaro had brought to the Broncos with the veteran rake yet to lose a game for the club in his five matches so far.

"Chiko is hard as nails. When he is near the tryline it is almost impossible to stop him because he is just so strong. His enthusiasm on the field lifts everyone around him," Ryan said.

- Merged

Seems the old boys are slowly getting on board. This is a good thing.
 
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James Segeyaro has completed a remarkable career resurrection with the Broncos hooker to be offered a new deal by the club - just two months after languishing in the NSW Cup.

The Courier-Mail understands Segeyaro will be offered a one-year extension to remain at Red Hill in a boost for the livewire hooker as he prepares for his maiden derby against the Titans this Saturday at Robina.

The cavalry is returning at the right time for the Broncos, with Queensland back-rower Matt Gillett named to face the Titans after missing Brisbane’s 28-6 defeat of Canterbury with the groin injury that kept him out of Origin III.

Gillett’s comeback helps combat the loss of rookie forward Tom Flegler, who will be sidelined for a week after being suspended for dangerous contact on Bulldogs winger Marcelo Montoya.

Gillett will start on Brisbane’s right edge with Tevita Pangai Jr to replace Flegler in the No.13 jumper, leaving Brisbane’s bench of Segeyaro, Joe Ofahengaue, Rhys Kennedy and Pat Carrigan unchanged.

For Segeyaro, his move to the Broncos has paid dividends.

In mid-May, the 28-year-old was struggling at Newtown when the Broncos issued a six-month contract lifeline.

Segeyaro scored the match-winner against the Roosters in his Brisbane debut and has become somewhat of a lucky charm, having won three and drawn one of the four matches he has played for the Broncos.

While Segeyaro suffered a setback in his first month in Brisbane, charged with low-range drink-driving, the Broncos have told the Papua New Guinea international they want to keep him at the club next season.

We are speaking about it (a new deal),” he said.

“I’m letting my management take care of it but I do want to stick around.”
Veteran Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough recently took up a one-year option, while Brisbane are fighting to stave off interest from the Bulldogs and Warriors to retain his understudy Jake Turpin.

But Segeyaro insists his future at the club will not be influenced by whether the off-contract Turpin signs a new Broncos deal.

“I don’t think it is that,” Segeyaro said.

“I think they are trying to keep both of us.

“He has still got a long way to go in his career so I am just happy to play my role in the team with our goal to play September (finals) footy.

“I want to stay.”

Segeyaro is wary of the Titans after their 26-18 ambush of the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in round 13.

“The last time they came up here, they embarrassed us and ambushed us,” he said.
“We were outenthused by them and we’re looking to do the same thing down there to them this week.
 

Gaz

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Thorn...hes a man they need to keep around the club. Enough words dont exist to summarise his attitude and career.
It’s what our young team needs. Being shown some faith and support from the the old guard. Won't go amiss on our coaching staff either.
 

Dazza 92

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geez you'd be happy if we can keep both Seggy and Turps....otherwise im afraid to say id prioritize Turps first though....no disrespect to Seggy meant either...
 

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Seems the old boys are slowly getting on board. This is a good thing.
I noticed they seemed to change their tune a bit after our win against the Sharks. It's hard to deny a coach's ability when he can help get a team full of reserve graders a win like that.

The resignings have helped as well, because it shows that players want to stay here and be coached by Seibold.
 

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I noticed they seemed to change their tune a bit after our win against the Sharks. It's hard to deny a coach's ability when he can help get a team full of reserve graders a win like that.

The resignings have helped as well, because it shows that players want to stay here and be coached by Seibold.
On board until the next loss and then the media will focus on negative reporting again. A defeat this weekend and the knives will come out yet again. The press are so predictable which is why I pay so little attention to it.
 

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On board until the next loss and then the media will focus on negative reporting again. A defeat this weekend and the knives will come out yet again. The press are so predictable which is why I pay so little attention to it.
We ain't losing this weekend. No chance.
 

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Just re reading this and thinking back to all the "old boys" having a crack at the club in the first month of the season. All of a sudden there's: Johns, Renouf, Thorn, Hancock, De Vere and Hodges?

I know Hodges was always on board with the clubs direction but whats changed for them to come out now?
 

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Another point people forget ,or gloss over, is that Peter Ryan was also one of our best ever ball playing forwards, as well as being an absolute hitman in defense. He is precisely the style of player a guy ike tpj , as an example, could be getting a lot out of.
 

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