He joined the club in search of greener pastures and has since become a staple player in the Tigers back-line, playing well as a result.
On the back of his start in Tigers colours, the Wests Tigers have decided to re-sign winger, Kevin Naiqama.
Originally signing a 1-year deal with the Tigers for this season, the new deal is one that has Naiqama excited.
â€œIâ€™m really excited to secure a deal with Wests Tigers long-term,â€ Naiqama said.
â€œI was only here on a one-year deal previously because I came to the Club looking for an opportunity.â€
â€œI have just put my head down during the pre-season and itâ€™s great to be recognised for that hard work.
â€œObviously I just want to continue performing well this season and Iâ€™m stoked to get contract negotiations out of the way early.â€
Settling in at first was a daunting prospect but with the help of his new team-mates, Naiqama has transitioned into the club and made his impact known.
â€œThe boys made it really easy fitting in here at the Club,â€ Naiqama said.
â€œAt first it was really daunting because I didnâ€™t know anyone but within the space of two weeks I knew who everyone was and I was made to feel very welcome.â€
â€œIâ€™m really happy where I am at the moment; Iâ€™m enjoying my football and the coaching staff have been really good to me as well.â€
Having made such an impact early on in the season, the re-signing was bound to happen and coach Jason Taylor has been impressed with the form of Naiqama.
â€œIâ€™m really excited to have Kev commit to the Club for a longer period,â€ Taylor said. â€œHe has been great for us this season.â€
â€œHis pre-season was an absolute stand-out; the way he trained day after day it was clear that he was really committed.
â€œKev is a great guy to have around the Club, he just turns up and he does everything to the best of his ability every single day.
â€œThatâ€™s the standard that we want everyone to set at Wests Tigers and he has been a real leader in that regard.â€