BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: James Segeyaro of the Broncos passes the ball during the round 10 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on May 17, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Former five-club hooker James Segeyaro has linked up with close mate and business partner Corey Norman in a move to French rugby league outfit Lezignan for the 2022/23 season.

Segeyaro, who joined the Sea Eagles in 2022, departs the Northern Beaches club after just one appearance under Des Hasler.

He joined Manly after a strong run of form at the state league level, eventually linking up with the sixth NRL club of his career.

Segeyaro has played over 150 games of top-flight football, beginning his career with the Cowboys in 2011 before stints with Penrith, Cronulla, Brisbane and English Super League club Leeds Rhinos.

The 31-year-old is set to again head abroad, signing with Lezignan and linking up with Norman and three-time Australian representative James Maloney in the south of France.

Norman has also recently signed with Lezignan, joining from fellow French club Toulouse.

Lezignan revealed the signing of Segeyaro in a club statement on Thursday night AEDT, confirming the hooker had been in contact with Norman prior to the move.

The trio of Segeyaro, Norman and Maloney combines for a wealth of NRL experience and is sure to buoy Lezignan's playmaking stocks for the season ahead.