Segeyaro Set To Extend

Big Pete

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Resurrection complete as James Segeyaro set to extend stay at Red Hill
July 23, 2019

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.

James Segeyaro is set to extend his stay at the Broncos. Picture: Craig Golding
James Segeyaro is set to extend his stay at the Broncos. Picture: Craig Golding
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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.

Segeyaro hasn’t lost a game during his time in Brisbane. Picture: Darren England
Segeyaro hasn’t lost a game during his time in Brisbane. Picture: Darren England
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.

Rep hooker Andrew McCullough also extended his contract at the Broncos. Picture: Darren England
Rep hooker Andrew McCullough also extended his contract at the Broncos. Picture: Darren England
“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.

Jake Turpin is being hunted by NRL rivals. Craig Golding
Jake Turpin is being hunted by NRL rivals. Craig Golding
“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.”

 

theshed

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Loving Seggy would happy to se him extend.
Just hope it isn’t at Turpin’s expense (and kind of hoping it is at Maccas expense).
 

Big Pete

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I'm honestly surprised by the news. Segs appeared to be on the outer after the DUI and his selection appeared to be a result of the halves crisis at the club.

Here's hoping he takes it with both hands. With running dummy halves it's important to spend a pre-season with them to understand their style of play. Of the three, Segs has the highest ceiling and is the most like Damien Cook who was an important cog in Seibs' system down at Souths.
 

Kyle_Os

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**** I am well stoked with this news.
Fingers crossed this means that Turpin and Fifita are the next two players to put pen to paper.

I'm still holding out hope that there may be a chance that Macca moves to the Dogs next year
 

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Wouldn't be paying him more than minimum wage, I trust because he isn't worth much more than that. Personally, for a team on major rebuild, I wouldn't have bothered with a 28 yo journeyman but he is good cover, I guess.
 

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

From that statement, we can safely say that Macca ain't going nowhere.
Wasn't he talking about Turpin?
- Merged

Wouldn't be paying him more than minimum wage, I trust because he isn't worth much more than that. Personally, for a team on major rebuild, I wouldn't have bothered with a 28 yo journeyman but he is good cover, I guess.
Macca can be the cover. A great signing, I put it on-par with the Benji Marshall on minimum wage signing. Very astute from Seibold and the club.
 
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Segeyaro at minimum wage is/would be close to the best bargain buy in the league. Marshall was great but I think Segeyaro has more chance of playing somewhere near career best football.
 

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I'm honestly surprised by the news. Segs appeared to be on the outer after the DUI and his selection appeared to be a result of the halves crisis at the club.

Here's hoping he takes it with both hands. With running dummy halves it's important to spend a pre-season with them to understand their style of play. Of the three, Segs has the highest ceiling and is the most like Damien Cook who was an important cog in Seibs' system down at Souths.
Love the way Segy plays with his enthusiasm and has a lot of charisma about him.

Quick service and his running game are obviously his attributes, my one concern with him is he does have the tendacy to shoot out of the defensive line leaving team mates exposed.
 

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