As Kevin Naiqama stands at a table giving interviews in Old Trafford’s Evolution Suite at the media day for this Saturday’s Grand Final, on the wall behind him is a large picture showing how the ground has changed from its early years to the present day.
Whether by accident or design, the place the St Helens centre has chosen to position himself in is quite appropriate as he has been trying to soak up both the sporting and cultural history of the UK since arriving on these shores late last year.
The fact his first season with Saints has seen him grace some of England’s most iconic and historic sporting venues – Anfield for Magic Weekend, Wembley for the Challenge Cup final – is something which makes Naiqama’s eyes light up and adds to his experiences so far.
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“Me and my wife are trying to get around to a few museums because one thing England holds is a lot of history,” Naiqama told Sky Sports. “We’ve been trying to get to know England a lot better like that.
“But if you talk about history, Old Trafford is one place rich in a lot of history. We’ve got to play at Wembley, Anfield and now Old Trafford in the space of 10 months.
“It’s been an incredible experience for me and I’ve definitely enjoyed it.”