LEEDS Rhinos have responded to rumours linking James Segeyaro to an NRL return maintaining he isn’t going anywhere until his contract expires.
Leeds Chief Executive Gary Hetherington confirmed that Segeyaro will remain at the club and is looking forward to next season with the Rhinos.
Hetherington met with his star hooker in Sydney and has admitted that a number of NRL clubs have sought out Segeyaro’s management.
“There has been interest from NRL clubs in James and one club in particular but I have explained to them that Leeds Rhinos are not prepared to consider a release or transfer so that is the end of the matter,” said Hetherington.
“I met up with James here in Sydney and he is in good condition and due back with us on 3rd January.”
Segeyaro joined the Rhinos from the Panthers in July and has made 10 appearances for the club scoring six tries.
He made his NRL debut in 2011 against the Storm when playing for the Cowboys and went on to play 33 times for them before joining the Panthers in 2013.
He made 70 appearances for Penrith and scored 26 tries.
Segeyaro recently put pen to paper on a new two year contract that will keep him at the Rhinos until at least the end of the 2018 Super League season.