SAINTS centre Kevin Naiqama has a busy weekend ahead; Grand Final, a first wedding anniversary and then joining the Fiji World Nines team.

But he is in no doubt that the first priority is doing the business at Old Trafford and ensuring Saints end the year with the silverware they deserve.

Naiqama has enjoyed his first year in the red vee since joining from Wests Tigers, scoring the first of his 20 tries in the season opener against Wigan.

And he has been part of a lethal right edge that has seen Golden Boot Tommy Makinson cross for the season’s best 28 tries.

But Naiqama, like the rest of the team, echoes the view that it is all about collective effort - and not just from the top 17.

He said: “Everyone knows when we work hard for each other the result takes care of itself.

“I am so lucky to be in a team where every time we compete we are doing something bigger than ourselves, working together collectively.

“We have a great depth to our squad, not just the 17 but the 30-man squad.

“Everyone – including the coaching staff – has played a part in where we are now.”

Naiqama has struck up a good rapport with Makinson - and there has been something of a shift in strike power this year with that side of the field getting more good ball.

“Tommy Mak has had an incredible season.

“He is a very talented player who knows his way to the try line.

“He works so hard – taking those tough carries and making the hard yards.

“He is a freak of a player and I am made up he is top try scorer.

“It makes my job a lot easier to have someone as talented as him outside me,” he said.

Naiqama and his wife have spent their first year of married life in St Helens and the pair of them have loved the warmth they have felt from townsfolk.

“It has been great. The community of St Helens have welcomed me and my wife with open arms.

“It has made it a lot easier settling in and they have embraced us as a family.

“We are definitely loving it – it is a whole new experience for us.

“We are celebrating our wedding anniversary on Grand Final day but it is all part of the experience.

“It is incredible where rugby league can take you. We are on one of the biggest sporting stages in the world, Old Trafford.

“I have been to Anfield and Wembley too – it is incredible,” he said.

After social media widely covered Naiqama’s romantic rooftop proposal to Lily in May, the pair were wed on 12 October and arrived in England the following month.

They have relished exploring England’s rich culture from their north west base.

“My wife has enjoyed it and we have got to see a lot of things outside of football on this side of the world.

“We are just enjoying the journey so far – and I still have another two years here.

“England is rich in history and it has been good to learn about that we have been enjoying all the museums.

“I have learned plenty that I did not know before,” he said.