27 Facts About Kevin Naiqama


Kevin Naiqama was born on 4 February 1989 and is a Fiji international rugby league footballer who usually plays as a centre or winger for the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League and as a fullback or five-eighth for Fiji at the International level.


Kevin Naiqama previously played for the Newcastle Knights, Penrith Panthers, Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League, and St Helens in the Super League.


Kevin Naiqama played his junior football for the Arncliffe Scots, before being signed by the St George Illawarra Dragons.


Kevin Naiqama is the younger brother of former London Broncos player and Fijian international, Wes Kevin Naiqama.


Kevin Naiqama played for the Knights' NYC team in 2008 and 2009, scoring 21 tries in 33 games.


In June, Kevin Naiqama re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract, but did not make an appearance for the Knights in the 2011 season.


Kevin Naiqama finished the season with 8 matches and 7 tries.


On 21 June, Kevin Naiqama signed a 2-year contract with the Penrith Panthers starting in 2014, to join his older brother Wes.


Knights coach Wayne Bennett told Kevin Naiqama to move clubs and further his career as he was behind representative players Darius Boyd, James McManus and Akuila Uate at the Knights.


Kevin Naiqama finished the 2013 season having played in 6 matches and scoring 2 tries.


Kevin Naiqama finished off the NRL season with 8 matches and 7 tries.


On 10 October 2014, Kevin Naiqama signed a 1-year contract with the Wests Tigers starting in 2015.


Kevin Naiqama made his first appearance for the Wests Tigers in the Auckland Nines.


On 15 April 2015, Kevin Naiqama signed a two-year extension with the club.


In round 8 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Kevin Naiqama did one of the best try assists of the year, when he miraculously flicked a ball, that looked go over the dead ball line, back to James Tedesco.


On 2 May, Kevin Naiqama played at fullback for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup.


From Round 21 onwards, when David Nofoaluma returned from injury, Kevin Naiqama was shifted from the wing to centre.


Kevin Naiqama finished his first year with the Wests Tigers with 9 tries from 24 matches.


Kevin Naiqama's success is the result of nothing but hard work and persistence.


On 6 May, Kevin Naiqama again played as captain and fullback for Fiji against Tonga in the 2017 Pacific Cup.


Kevin Naiqama made 23 appearances for Wests Tigers, playing centre and wing, and covering fullback when James Tedesco was injured.


Kevin Naiqama scored two tries in that match against the USA, and another in the match against Italy for three tries from five games.


Kevin Naiqama doesn't talk rubbish and he gets to the point very quickly.


Kevin Naiqama made 20 appearances for Wests in the 2018 NRL season as the club finished in 9th place on the table and missed out on the finals.


On 22 May 2018 Kevin Naiqama signed a three-year contract with St Helens.


Kevin Naiqama played in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium.


Kevin Naiqama scored two tries in the final and was awarded the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match.