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Sam Tomkins’ brutal assessment of the Hull derby in comparison to Wigan vs St Helens

It’s Rivals Round this week as the two biggest derbies take place on Good Friday.

The Easter period sees, as always, Hull FC and Hull KR battle as well as Wigan Warriors against Champions St Helens.

Thus, the question always is: which derby is bigger?

The Hull derby is a city divided but Wigan-Saints is the original derby and a battle between two sides who dream of Grand Final glory at the end of the year.

But for former Wigan star and England skipper Sam Tomkins there is only one answer as he described the Hull derby as “a curtain raiser.”

He took to Twitter to say:

“Has the Wigan V Saints curtain raiser kicked off yet?”

Earlier this week Jon Wilkin revealed he thinks the Hull derby is the biggest on The Bench podcast: “It’s not like a distant passion, let’s say England play Australia, there’s such a disconnect between the countries in terms of space, time and geography and everything.

“When you play a derby it’s people on the same street, people that care for each other, people in the same families and that passion is different.

“That’s what the Hull derby is and that’s why for me the Hull derby is the biggest derby in the game, even though I played for St Helens against Wigan.”

Then co-host Jenna Brooks called him out revealed last year he claimed Wigan vs Saints was a bigger game

Wilkin responded: “I change my mind a lot and for anybody sad enough to go and find that comment, good luck!”

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