James Segeyaro is a professional rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers of the National Rugby League. Playing in the position of hooker, he joined the Cowboys as a teenager, making his NRL debut for them during the 2011 season.
Born in Papua New Guinea, Segeyaro moved to Cairns, Queensland with his mother at the age of seven. After playing junior football for the Cairns Ivanhoes club, Segeyaro moved to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2007. After being cut from the Souths' roster due to disciplinary issues, he returned to North Queensland to play for the Cowboys. He was captain of the Cowboys' Toyota Cup team in 2010 and played for the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup. He was selected in the Junior Kangaroos at the end of the 2010 season.
Segeyaro broke into the Cowboys' NRL squad in 2011 after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction at the end of the previous season. His first-grade debut came in the Cowboys' Round 3 match against the Melbourne Storm. He went on to appear for the Cowboys in 19 matches that season, and was the club's starting hooker for the qualifying final defeat by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, displacing veteran hooker Aaron Payne.