General skills yes ball handling skills no.
Hayne is very flashy and it looks good but Tomkins can do what Hayne can do just make it look simpler. I recall Hayne doing a tip on pass the other week and everyone went absolutely mental, Tomkins did it against West Tigers twice and no one made half as much fuss.
Tomkins is a fine player in attack.
But tipping the ball on is only a small part of the game.
Hayne has a superb passing game, a solid all round kicking game and is also the leading try scorer.
I think the Warriors and their fans imagined that Tomkins would be devastating in running from the deep in broken play more than a link man.