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Friday, 17 May 2019

'I didn’t want anyone to see, I was about to cry'


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Broncos recruit James Segeyaro has revealed the emotional moment he broke down in the change rooms after the club flew his parents to Brisbane to surprise him for his jersey presentation.

From making coffee as a barista only two weeks ago, Segeyaro was a late inclusion in Anthony Seibold’s squad having joined as a mid-season recruit from Cronulla after their salary cap woes forced him to start the year playing in the NSW Cup.

A boyhood Broncos fan, Segeyaro had photos of Darren Lockyer Karmichael Hunt adorning his bedroom wall. And on Saturday night he turned those day-dreams into reality, scoring the Broncos winning try upon debut to send NRL reigning premiers Roosters packing.

It was the perfect finish to a whirlwind week, but the 28-year-old conceded it had been a wave emotion particularly after the club flew his parents to Brisbane to surprise him for his jersey presentation.

James Segeyaro stars for Brisbane

“I was just going through my game day routine and I saw the time was like an hour earlier than when we were supposed to do jersey presentation,” he told VB’s Friday Night Knock-Off

“I didn’t quite catch on. Then everyone got in the sheds and my parents walked through. I was sort of half standing up so I had to sit back down.

“I didn’t want anyone to see me because I was about to cry. It was a pretty emotional moment and for the Broncos to do that, it just speaks volumes of the type of club it is.

“And Definitely a family club and something I really want to be a part of. Seeing they flew my parents down. Little things like that you really appreciate as a player. I want to play for the team, I want to play for this jersey and the greats before me.”

Segeyaro's fairy tale week

Despite having to find work in a café to sustain himself while consigned to reserve grade, Segeyaro said he never lost sight of getting back to top-flight football.

“It’s a funny thing life you know, one day you’re here then one day you’re playing NRL,” he said.

“So I’ve just got to give credit to Seibold and everyone who got me up here and gave me an opportunity, especially the boys making me feel welcome. You’ve got to love it.

“In ways it did feel surreal out here. But in a way I believe if you keep working hard you get what you deserve. And the funny thing, the harder you work the luckier you get.

Segeyaro pushes across

“I knew if I just kept being positive and put my energy into constructive things, things will always turn out. It always does. You’ve just got to trust the process and I’m just happy I delivered today.”

The win sees the Broncos climb to 12th on the ladder as they will hope to go three on the trot against the Warriors next week.

Broncos recruit James Segeyaro has revealed the emotional moment he broke down in the change rooms after the club flew his parents to Brisbane to surprise him for his jersey presentation.

From making coffee as a barista only two weeks ago, Segeyaro was a late inclusion in Anthony Seibold’s squad having joined as a mid-season recruit from Cronulla after their salary cap woes forced him to start the year playing in the NSW Cup.

A boyhood Broncos fan, Segeyaro had photos of Darren Lockyer Karmichael Hunt adorning his bedroom wall. And on Saturday night he turned those day-dreams into reality, scoring the Broncos winning try upon debut to send NRL reigning premiers Roosters packing.

It was the perfect finish to a whirlwind week, but the 28-year-old conceded it had been a wave emotion particularly after the club flew his parents to Brisbane to surprise him for his jersey presentation.

James Segeyaro stars for Brisbane

“I was just going through my game day routine and I saw the time was like an hour earlier than when we were supposed to do jersey presentation,” he told VB’s Friday Night Knock-Off

“I didn’t quite catch on. Then everyone got in the sheds and my parents walked through. I was sort of half standing up so I had to sit back down.

“I didn’t want anyone to see me because I was about to cry. It was a pretty emotional moment and for the Broncos to do that, it just speaks volumes of the type of club it is.

“And Definitely a family club and something I really want to be a part of. Seeing they flew my parents down. Little things like that you really appreciate as a player. I want to play for the team, I want to play for this jersey and the greats before me.”

Segeyaro's fairy tale week

Despite having to find work in a café to sustain himself while consigned to reserve grade, Segeyaro said he never lost sight of getting back to top-flight football.

“It’s a funny thing life you know, one day you’re here then one day you’re playing NRL,” he said.

“So I’ve just got to give credit to Seibold and everyone who got me up here and gave me an opportunity, especially the boys making me feel welcome. You’ve got to love it.

“In ways it did feel surreal out here. But in a way I believe if you keep working hard you get what you deserve. And the funny thing, the harder you work the luckier you get.

Segeyaro pushes across

“I knew if I just kept being positive and put my energy into constructive things, things will always turn out. It always does. You’ve just got to trust the process and I’m just happy I delivered today.”

The win sees the Broncos climb to 12th on the ladder as they will hope to go three on the trot against the Warriors next week.

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