Cronulla Sharks signing James Segeyaro says he needs match fitness and will take it in first grade or for feeder side Newtown Jets.
Segeyaro officially joined the club this week after a dispute with his former team Leeds Rhinos.
“I’d like to get a gauge of what I am when I play this weekend, what I need to work on. I need to get more game time. I just want to get through the game,” Segeyaro told sharks.com.au.
Segeyaro asked everyone to be patient while he found his feet back in the NRL.
“Like (coach Shane Flanagan) said during the week, you won’t see the best of me straight away. It’s going to take time. I’ve got to be patient and wait for my opportunities.”
Jayden Brailey has filled in for club great Michael Ennis since he retired after the 2016 Grand final.
“For me to come into a side like this, a premiership-winning team, it’s something that people don’t normally get blessed with,” he said.
“It makes my job a lot easier having the experience of that coming through the team. All I need to do now is be more of a sponge, soak up all the information and stuff I need to play my best.
“It’s an exciting time for myself to learn more and be the best player I can be.”
The Sharks tackle Parramatta at ANZ Stadium in a blockbuster Saturday night showdown.