Papua New Guinea international James Segeyaro makes move to France

Josh McAllister
James Segeyaro Papua New Guinea PA

Papua New Guinea international and NRL hooker James Segeyaro has signed with Lezignan for the current French Elite One season. 

The 31-year-old made a single appearance in 2022 on his return to the NRL with the Manly Sea Eagles. He has made more than 150 appearances Down Under since making his debut in 2011 with North Queensland Cowboys.

He has won five caps for Papua New Guinea, but was not selected for their current World Cup campaign in England.

Segeyaro will link up with good friend Corey Norman at the French side for the current 2022/23 campaign, who signed from Toulouse earlier in October. The pair are also business partners, operating a clothing brand together.

Former Australia international James Maloney also previously extended his stay with Lezignan for the current season.

The trio bring a wealth of experience to the side, who currently sit third in the table with two wins from three. Limoux Grizzlies currently sit at the top of the table, the only side still undefeated in the season so far.

James Segeyaro amongst new signings

Lezignan also recently announced the signing of Australian forward Kurt Dillon. The 28-year-old, from Sydney, featured mainly in the New South Wales Cup. He made his NRL debut with Cronulla Sharks in 2018.

Most recently, the prop forward was part of the Newton Jets team and is expected to arrive at his new club in December. 

France international Jason Baitieri also joined the side ahead of the current season from Catalans Dragons. 

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