Tomkins wants England World Cup spot

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Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins has set his sights on a spot in England’s World Cup squad after returning from injury.

Tomkins has missed the majority of this season with injury and only returned to the Warriors team last month.

During his time out, the 28-year-old has lost his position as England’s No 1, with Stefan Ratchford favoured in that role for the mid-season Test against Samoa.

Despite this, Zak Hardaker is considered the favourite to occupy the full-back role come the World Cup after his fantastic season at Castleford.

With Tomkins now down the pecking order in a position he made his own from 2010 to 2014, he is determined to finish the season well and regain a spot in the international setup.

“I love playing for England and I want to do it plenty more times yet,” he told Sky Sports. “I want to try and do everything I can to try and get on that plane.

“There’s a lot of competition and that’s great for the national side,” he said. “Wayne Bennett is a great coach and you want to give someone of his coaching ability as many options as possible.

“I don’t think the spine has been so competitive for a long time in an England side. From your half-backs, to your nine and your one, I think there’s a number of people who can play those positions.”

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