AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 05: Kevin Naiqama of the Tigers looks on during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers centre Kevin Naiqama is reportedly close to joining St Helens in the Super League, according to League Express.

St Helens are inching closer and closer to luring the 29-year-old overseas, with the league leading Saints hoping to added Naiqama to their line up.

Naiqama – who captained Fiji in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup – is out of contract at the Tigers at season’s end, and the Saints believe he’s a real chance to join their side.

The Tiger would have a friend in St Helens, with former Newcastle teammate Zeb Taia currently a member of the Saints.

Former NRL star Ben Barba also plays at the Saints, and has been a revelation for St Helens at fullback since joining the club.

Reports are suggesting Naiqama’s Tigers career will end when the season is over, and the Saints are putting their hat in the ring for the explosive centre.


  1. Well that’s weird, would throw him on the wing outside of Fonua. He’s a lot better than MWZ, but all the best to him if he does leave.

  2. I think you’ll find Ben Barba has told St Helens that he’s looking at coming back to Australia and to find a replacement fullback

  3. I think it’s because they have lots of backs and also seem to be adding Curtis rona before June 30

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