NRL – Penrith Panthers hooker James Segeyaro (pictured) says he’s looking forward to the extra space available when he takes the field in the Auckland Nines on February 9.

The Papua New Guinea born Segeyaro took time off from a vigorous pre season on Tuesday to become an Australian citizen.

While Segeyaro will miss the opportunity to take on the PNG Hunters in their upcoming trial game, he says he can’t wait to show off his ball skills in the nine a side game.