Sam Tomkins knows all about winning domestic trophies.
Having won the Challenge Cup Final with Wigan Warriors in 2011 as well as the Super League Grand Final in 2010 and 2018, Tomkins knows what it takes to rise to the occasion.
As his former side Wigan take on Huddersfield Giants this weekend in the Challenge Cup Final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tomkins waxed lyrical about the competition.
“It’s something different to the Super League [domestic competition],” Tomkins told City A.M.
“I was brought up in Wigan where the Challenge Cup and the history Wigan have in the Challenge Cup is taught to you from a very young age.
“It’s a different pressure being a knockout competition but it’s amazing if you can go all the way.”
Wigan overcame favourites St Helens in a brilliant semi-final, and Tomkins has backed the Warriors to beat the Giants on Saturday.
“Wigan have got the most exciting in the league by far in Jai Field,” Tomkins added. “He has set the season on fire this year and it has been the best start to the season I’ve ever seen from an individual. I’ve been playing and watching for a long, long time so I don’t say that without meaning it.
“As for Huddersfield, they haven’t got a great history in winning trophies but this year they’ve started really well and they’ll be going into this confidently.
“If they can play to their potential then they can spook Wigan.
“I think it’s going to be tight. Huddersfield need to get off to a really quick start if they’re going to put some pressure on Wigan. But I do feel that the Warriors will be too strong so I think they’ll win by 12.”