Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins reveals ‘devastating loss’ that he will never get over

Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins is one of the most talented players that has ever graced Super League.

In fact, he is that talented that his opponent’s head coach tomorrow night – Rohan Smith – believes he is one of the best Super League players ever.

“He knows where to be, he’s got that sixth sense and he’s been one of the best players in the Super League era from what I’ve seen,” Smith said in his pre-match press conference leading up to tomorrow’s fixture.

“He’s been up there for a long period, he’s good with ball in hand, he can create things from other people.

“His kicking is good and he organises his defensive line well. he has an influence on the officials at times I reckon, too.”

For Tomkins, he came so close to winning the Super League Grand Final in 2021 before coming up just short against St Helens at Old Trafford.

And, for the wily fullback and the Catalans club in general, they will not stop until they lift that trophy at the Theatre of Dreams.

“I am a bad loser and I love winning, I compete at everything and I don’t think anyone gets over a loss like that.

“The big thing for me is to win the and final with this club – a club that has never won it before. To come within two points last year, that was devastating.

“I think it will spur us on until we do get to that next point and win the Grand Final.”

Catalans’ play-off campaign begins tomorrow against the Leeds Rhinos at the Stade Gilbert Brutus with a massive home crowd expected, cheering their heroes to victory.

Leeds have travelled to the south of France three times in six weeks and it will be no easier when they arrive tomorrow night.

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