FORMER Saints centre Kevin Naiqama is to return to Super League with Huddersfield Giants.

Naiaqama signed off a three-year spell at Saints with a man-of-the-match performance in last October's Grand Final win over Catalans Dragons.

The 33-year-old Fiji test skipper agreed a 12-month deal with Sydney Roosters after initially indicating he would retire.

And now he will return to Super League with the Giants in 2023 after signing a two-year contract.

Naiqama, who is expected to lead Fiji in the end-of-season World Cup, said his decision to return to Super League was largely based on Watson, who recently signed a new long-term contract with the ambitious Giants.

"There's a couple of factors," he said. "Ian Watson, the coach that he is and the ability he has and the team that the Giants are building.

"When I was playing at St Helens, it felt like we were playing ourselves when we played teams coached by Ian Watson in terms of the style and in playing the long game.

"There's an exciting journey ahead for Huddersfield Giants. I'm hoping to add value to the team and set up the success that we're hoping to achieve."