Return to Wigan? Never say never, says Sam Tomkins

New Zealand Warriors star Sam Tomkins admits a return to boyhood club Wigan Warriors later in his career is “very possible”, but says he is happy playing in the NRL at this moment in time.

Tomkins only left Wigan last year to head to the other side of the world and play for the New Zealand outfit, but is constantly being linked with a return to Wigan – especially after brother Joel returned to the Warriors earlier this year.

And Tomkins admits he would be open to returning to Wigan later in his career, admitting he will always be a fan of the club regardless of whether he plays for them or not.

“It’s somewhere where I’d never say I’d never want to go back to, so at some point in the future it’s very possible,” Tomkins said to BBC Radio Manchester.

“I’ll never say never. I’ll always be a Wigan fan even if I’m not playing there. I love the people, the town.”

“As soon as Joel signed they were saying ‘oh that must mean you’re coming back’, but for the time being I’m happy playing at the Warriors. Watching it as a fan, I’m waiting on results and seeing where it puts Wigan in the league – I’ve been much more interested in Super League than I have been watching the NRL.

“When you’re playing you’re concentrating so much on your own game and who you’re playing you’re not too bothered about other results.”