London Broncos centre Wes Naiqama is excited about bringing the rest of his team-mates to Blackpool for Summer Bash when the Broncos take on Sheffield Eagles at Bloomfield Road on Saturday (4.45pm).
The 32-year-old Fijian international has visited the world famous seaside resort twice now and is sure Summer Bash will prove to be a big hit with supporters when all 12 Kingstone Press Championship sides battle it out over the Bank Holiday weekend.
“The fans are going to love Blackpool. Believe it or not but I’m no stranger to this place after visiting with the Fiji squad during the World Cup and for a Summer Bash promotion,” said Naiqama.
“There’s a good vibe about the place and hopefully the weather holds up which will set us up for an enjoyable two days of Rugby League.
“I’ve never been involved in anything like this before. I think the closest thing back home will be the Auckland Nines. It’s proven to be a big hit over there giving fans the opportunity to see other teams and their exciting players in action over the weekend.”
Former Penrith Panthers star Naiqama has been a valuable addition to London’s squad this season scoring over 70 points so far for the Broncos as they aim to reach one of the top four spots in the league table.
“I’m really enjoying my time at the Broncos and living in London. I’m part of the leadership group at the club which naturally fell into place due to the amount of time I’ve been in the game and my experience. This gives me the opportunity to help the younger players develop,” said Naiqama
“It’s taken me a while to adjust to the Championship and it’s turned out to be quite a tough competition. Our goal is still to be in that top four come the end of the season. Picking up injuries along the way doesn’t help but Andrew Henderson is great coach and knows how to get us there.
“Summer Bash will be fun for the guys in the stands and we’ll put on a display but there is two points up for grabs against Sheffield Eagles and we’ll be making sure we’re going home with them.”
London Broncos face Sheffield Eagles at Summer Bash on Saturday 23rd May, 4:45pm at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
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