Wests Tigers winger Kevin Naiqama says he's looking forward to partnering with David Nofoaluma this weekend when they face the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.
Nofoaluma has been named to make his return from injury after being helped from the field in Round 15 against the Sea Eagles, and will return to the right hand side of the field alongside Naiqama. In a positive sign for the duo, the only match that both players finished, Wests Tigers sprung a shock 34-6 upset over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 14, with Naiqama confident they can do the same again this Friday night against the competition favourites.
"Nofa's [David Nofoaluma] a great player," Naiqama enthused.
"He's been a bit unlucky with injuries this year which have limited his opportunities, but he's been working real hard in rehab and he gets a crack this weekend.
"Hopefully we can pair up well and put on a good show this Friday night.
"It's been a bit hard recently; I've had different centre pairings every week for the last little while, so hopefully he stays fit for the rest of the year and we can build on something."
However, the Fijian international was under no illusions about the test he and Nofoaluma face this week against a powerful Roosters left edge containing four representative players in Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Mitchell Pearce and Boyd Cordner.
"It's not an individual sport, it's a team sport, and from 1-17 they're dangerous," he said.
"We've got to do our homework on them today and tomorrow, and hopefully we put in a good job and give the supporters something to cheer about this Friday night."
See what Kevin had to say in full about this week's match in the press conference above.