Do we know what position the warriors will be playing him?
Nothing confirmed yet but I've followed the NZWarriors since their inception and keep a very close ear to the Ground.
He will play Fullback if he chooses , that's my best guess based on the Following :
Key phrase is if he chooses.......he is very much in the box seat in terms of where he plays by virtue of the lengths the NZWarriors have gone to to secure his signature.
When Matt Elliot , our coach came here his Mantra numero uno was competition for spots.
We are a one nation club , we have the highest promotion rate of local players in the NRL.
Elliot talked about a problems with that and called it problems in the DNA and the furniture of the place.
Sam Tomkins as all are aware required very special negotiations between Wigan and NZ to secure his signature.
NZ bent over backwards to KeepTomkins signing the worst kept secret in the NRL , even though it would have been tempting to leak to the media in 2013......a year of turmoil for the Franchise and dissent from the fans.
NZ said nothing on the Tomkins rumors , that was entirely about keeping Sam and Wigan happy.
The world record transfer fee underlines that the NZW are prepared to have Sam whatever it takes.
Ergo if he wants Fullback he gets it.
Sams arrival at Fullback creates a plethora of options at half ( including one Kevin Locke who is an ex stand off.....Elliots been quoted as much when asked about what happens to Kev with Sam here )
A lot has been written about the Warriors having two international Fullbacks before Tomkins arival , but a similar log Jam is created in the halves ( if you are thinking Halves for Tomkins ).
Shaun Johnson is a dead cert in the halves , recent recruit Chad Townsend from Cronulla is pushing hard for the spot , Thomas Leuluai was the stand off last year....Pita Godinet was also given an extension as halves cover before the Wildcats pinched him.
Lastly Kevin Locke may have done his ACL in training today ( scans have been ordered ) which would place Glen Fisiahi the Tongan international fb and Sam in a head to head for the spot.
Based on all I have seen in these many years of backing the club , Sam will get what he wants.