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Facing his old Club for the first time on Sunday afternoon, Kevin Naiqama says he's looking forward to the opportunity to show the Panthers what they're missing out on.

The Fijian international scored seven tries in eight NRL games for Penrith in 2014 and featured heavily in the Panthers' NSW Cup premiership-winning side as well, before making the move to Wests Tigers for the start of the 2015 season on a one-year deal.

Now, after a contract extension and four tries already this year, the 26-year-old says he's excited to show some familiar faces and former teammates just what they're missing.

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"First time I'm playing the former club, so it should be a good game," said Naiqama.

"I'm sure I'll cop a bit of banter from the Penrith boys during the week, but it's all good fun.

"The boys are pretty disappointed from the weekend's game and with the result, so hopefully we can turn it around this weekend at Leichhardt Oval."

After picking up a finger injury scoring his fourth try of the season against the Sea Eagles on Friday night, Naiqama dismissed the chance that he'll miss Sunday's game.

"Yeah, I dislocated my finger scoring that try," Naiqama said.

"It should be all right [for Sunday] — [I'll] just wear a splint.

"There's nothing too serious in it but it should be sweet to play this weekend. It's just about controlling the swelling and monitoring it now, so it should be good to go on Sunday.

See what Kevin had to say in full about this week's game in the press conference above.


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