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Time Out For Kevin

Taking time out before a busy 2016 National Rugby League (NRL) season, Wests Tigers winger Kevin Naiqama spent Christmas and New Year holidays in Fiji after being away for four
04 Jan 2016 08:56
Time Out  For Kevin

Taking time out before a busy 2016 National Rugby League (NRL) season, Wests Tigers winger Kevin Naiqama spent Christmas and New Year holidays in Fiji after being away for four years.

Naiqama, who flew in on December 24, came to celebrate his sister Rhonda’s wedding in Taveuni where he got the chance to spend quality time with his family.

“It wasn’t just a great way to spend time with my family but it was also my first time going to Taveuni and I really enjoyed it,” Naiqama said.

“It was a great way to just relax and have fun with those I care about ending a good 2015 and going into the New Year.

“It felt really good being back but it was such a shame I could not stay longer, training for the new season starts tomorrow (today)”

The 26-year-old, who was born in Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia, said 2015 had been a successful year for him as he looks forward to continuing a good run in 2016 with Wests Tigers.

“I’ve had a really good year in 2015 and achieved all my goals that I have set for myself which I am pretty proud of,” he said.

“I made a goal to play in every game for the Wests Tigers and that dream was achieved and I want to keep doing that in the New Year as well.

“It will be another challenging year for me but all the hard work I’ve been doing to keep me in shape and I’m to train harder for the new season.”

Playing every game for the Wests Tigers is crucial for Naiqama as he aims to book his spot in the Vodafone Fijian Bati team at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup held in three separate venues across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

“It is definitely my dream to represent my country and wear that jersey during the World Cup and I am building myself towards that.”

The younger brother of Wes Naiqama played for Fiji at the 2009 Pacific Cup in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and has played for the Newcastle Knights, Penrith Panthers and recently, Wests Tigers.

Naiqama flew back to Sydney yesterday.



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