England international Sam Tomkins has revealed that he sees no reason why he can’t finish his career with Wigan, after his return to the club was confirmed on Thursday night.
The Warriors announced the re-signing of Tomkins at half-time during their win against Warrington Wolves, with Tomkins returning to the club on a bumper four-year deal.
That contract will take him up to the age of 30, and when asked if he feels he could stay at Wigan beyond that, he was receptive to the potential.
“I don’t see why not; hopefully I’ll have a few more years after 30, but we’ll have to see at the time,” he said. “I can’t look much further ahead than the four years I’ve signed for.
“People think it’s crazy that I’m swapping this life for one back home, but friends and family are a big deal for me, and to get home and play with some of those friends again will be really good.”
Tomkins admits that he did speak with Super League rivals Warrington about a move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, but says that the option of playing with his brothers again was a massive factor in returning to Wigan.
“Once I’d decided that I wanted to come back to England, Wigan wasn’t the only club I’d spoken to, but having the chance to go back to somewhere I know so well and I have such a connection with and play alongside my brothers was a massive pull for me.
“I had to think about things; there was another successful team in Warrington that I’d spoken to, so I couldn’t just brush anything aside, but the chance to come back to Wigan was too good to turn down.”