Tigers winger signs new 2-year deal

Kevin Naiqama

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.

“I’m really excited to secure a deal with Wests Tigers long-term,” Naiqama said.

“I was only here on a one-year deal previously because I came to the Club looking for an opportunity.”

“I have just put my head down during the pre-season and it’s great to be recognised for that hard work.

“Obviously I just want to continue performing well this season and I’m stoked to get contract negotiations out of the way early.”

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.

“The boys made it really easy fitting in here at the Club,” Naiqama said.

“At first it was really daunting because I didn’t know anyone but within the space of two weeks I knew who everyone was and I was made to feel very welcome.”

“I’m really happy where I am at the moment; I’m enjoying my football and the coaching staff have been really good to me as well.”

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.

“I’m really excited to have Kev commit to the Club for a longer period,” Taylor said. “He has been great for us this season.”

“His pre-season was an absolute stand-out; the way he trained day after day it was clear that he was really committed.

“Kev 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.

“That’s the standard that we want everyone to set at Wests Tigers and he has been a real leader in that regard.”

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