Hooker James Segeyaro has today re-joined the Sharks squad after agreeing to terms on a new one-year deal with the Cronulla Club.
A member of the Sharks squad over the past two seasons, Segeyaro explored his options during the recent off-season however the attraction of remaining in the Sutherland Shire and linking up with his former teammates again was too great, with the new contract for the remainder of 2019.
Sharks Coach John Morris was excited to have the exciting dummy half back at the club just two weeks out from the kick-off to the upcoming season.
“He had opportunity to go to other clubs but he wanted to pull on our jersey again, to play with you boys and to play with the Sharks,” Morris told the playing group upon Segeyaro’s arrival at training today.
“He will add some depth to that position for us this year.”
The addition of Segeyaro will complement the hookers the Sharks have on their books this year, with the Brailey brothers, Jayden and Blayke, continuing to impress over the summer off-season.
Blayke played strongly in the Sharks trial win over the Manly Sea Eagles, while older brother Jayden watched on from the stands with a minor hamstring complaint.
Jayden is expected to play against the Newcastle Knights this weekend, with Sharks training and medical staff to assess Segeyaro’s fitness before any decisions are made as to his ability to take the field on Saturday.
Playing both a starting and interchange roll in 2018, Segeyaro played 26 of the Sharks 27 matches last year and in two seasons at the club has totalled 38 games.
A PNG international, Segeyaro has also represented his country of origin on five occasions, including playing a starring role in the 2017 World Cup.