Just two months after languishing in the NSW Cup, Broncos hooker James Segeyaro is set to be offered a new deal from the Broncos in what is a remarkable resurrection of his career.
Not too long ago, 28-year-old Segeyaro was struggling at Newtown before being offered a six-month contract lifeline from the Broncos. Fast forward to the present and the Broncos hooker has become somewhat of a good-luck charm.
In his debut game for Brisbane, Segeyaro scored the match-winner against the Roosters and has gone on to win three and draw one of the four matches he has played for the club.
Despite an early set-back (Segeyaro was charged with low-range drink-driving), it is rumoured the Broncos have expressed their interest in keeping the Papua New Guinea international at the club for another season.
“We are speaking about it (a new deal),” Segeyaro told the Courier-Mail.
“I’m letting my management take care of it but I do want to stick around.”
Veteran hooker Andrew McCullough has recently re-signed with the Broncos on a one-year deal, whilst Brisbane is continuing to fight off the Bulldogs and Warriors who have shown keen interest in McCullough’s understudy Jake Turpin.
Segeyaro insists his future will not be hindered if off-contract Turpin signs a new deal with the Broncos.
“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 set to play his first derby match when the Broncos take on the Titans this Saturday.