THE NRL have given James Segeyaro official clearance to begin training with Cronulla’s full-time squad, as registration of a contract looms.
In the final stages of reaching a formal release from his 2017 contract with English Super League club Leeds, Segeyaro has been told by the NRL he can start training with the Sharks, after spending the last five months training in exile.
Segeyaro is available to train with the Sharks at their captain’s run tomorrow ahead of their local derby clash with St George-Illawarra at Southern Cross Group Stadium, however as he’s ineligible to play, his first training session with the NRL squad, is likely to be next week.
After a lengthy and drawn-out saga, the talented hooker is set to join the Sharks for the upcoming season and through until 2018.
His manager Sam Ayoub and Cronulla’s football manager Phil Moss met with the NRL earlier this week.
He has been spotted working out at the Sharks gym in recent weeks, with the 26-year-old expected to sign a deal until the end of 2018.
It’s anticipated that once the contract is finalised, possibly within the next 48-hours, Segeyaro’s first match will be with the Sharks’ NSW Cup team, Newtown.