Tomkins not coming back for a few years yet

England full-back Sam Tomkins has warned Super League fans they shouldn’t expect to see him back in the division for a good few years yet – saying he’s very happy with the New Zealand Warriors.

Ever since leaving for the NRL last season, talk has constantly been rife about whether Tomkins will one day return to Wigan, the club he has openly supported all his life. However, despite brother Joel re-signing for the Warriors earlier this season, Sam insists that doesn’t make the fire burn any brighter for an emotional return to Wigan with his two brothers.

He admits the NRL has been a tough challenge, but says he’s happy where he is, and he’s enjoying his rugby in New Zealand, and is not thinking of a return to Wigan anytime soon.

“It’s good to see Joel in a Wigan jersey and I’m hoping to see him in an England one as well it’ll be special,” he said. “My brothers being there isn’t making me want to come back any sooner.

“If I ever did go back to Wigan it would be through just wanting to play for a club that I really like. I’m very happy at the Warriors. I can’t see myself coming back for a few years yet.

“It (the NRL) has been good. It’s been different. It’s a tough challenge. It was one I expected and one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed as well.”