‘I got a contract’: Sacked Broncos star reveals shock league return

Former NRL star James Segeyaro has revealed he “got a contract” and could be set for a stunning return to the competition having last played first grade in September 2019.

The former Panthers, Cowboys, Sharks and Broncos hooker took to social media to announce the news but provided few other details.

The 31-year-old has not appeared in a first grade match since September 2019, receiving a ban from the NRL’s Anti-Doping tribunal not long after his stint with the Broncos ended after a drink driving charge.

Segeyaro has been available to be picked up by NRL teams since June last year, with his 20 month sentence backdated.

“Got a call from my manager saying I got a contract,” Segeyaro said in a video posted to Instagram.

It is currently unclear which club and at what level of football his contract offer came from but his 154 games of NRL experience spanning from 2011 to 2019 could be a great addition for an NRL side.

Segeyaro began his career at the North Queensland Cowboys before making the move to the Panthers after two seasons.

At the foot of the mountains the Papua New Guinean rake became a fan favourite, playing 70 games across four seasons.

A number of clubs would benefit from having the experienced and lively hooker in their ranks.

The Knights have lost Jayden Brailey to an unfortunate Achilles’ injury, leaving an opening for someone to cement the number nine jersey.

Chris Randall and Kurt Mann are set to fight it out for the starting spot, but Segeyaro could change the landscape.

The Titans have been yet to lock down a starting number nine, with the departed Mitch Rein, Erin Clark and Tanah Boyd all playing hooker last season.

Segeyaro could also make a return to his former club in Brisbane, with Jake Turpin the incumbent hooker.

But, if Kevin Walters decides to use Turpin in the halves, Segeyaro would bring energy and experience to the Broncos’ spine.

Source: foxsports.com