Segeyaro will return for Penrith’s crunch game with the Warriors on Sunday after spending two weeks in Papua New Guinea following the death of his father.
James Segeyaro is set for a return for Penrith’s crucial home clash with the Warriors on Sunday.
The hooker spent the past two weeks in Papua New Guinea following the death of his father, but he will return for the final game of the regular season in a crunch clash that will decide the Panthers’ top four aspirations as well as the Warriors’ top eight hopes.
The Panthers went down by a point to Manly yesterday at Brookvale Oval and now need a win over the Warriors to claim a top four spot.
Rookie hooker Kierran Moseley impressed in his debut for the Panthers, but Segeyaro has been vital to the club’s successes this season and his return is a huge boost for Ivan Cleary’s side.
“He will be back next week,” confirmed Cleary of Segeyaro.
Cleary also spoke of the importance of claiming a top four spot and a double chance in the finals.
“It’s definitely easier going from the top four,” he said.
“Having said that, once the finals start it’s a different competition altogether.
“I think we’ll get quite a lot actually out of that game today for these next games coming up.”