Sam Tomkins says he would do well at Wigan Warriors in different position as return remains a possibility

Castleford Tigers’ Jason Qareqare scored the official Super League try of the year against St Helens.

However, despite this, it was not England skipper and two-time Man of Steel winner Sam Tomkins’ try of the season.

To the Catalans Dragons star, it was a try from his former club which was the best of the year.

His pick came from star man Jai Field against Salford Red Devils as Wigan Warriors claimed a dramatic late win against them as he returned a kick and showed great pace to exploit the space and run the length to win the game.

In 2023, he will take on the number one shirt previously held by Tomkins.

As he praised the try, Tomkins was asked by a fan: “reckon you could still do a job for Wigan in the halves?” to which Tomkins replied “yea.”

It is not surprising that the suggestion was not, ‘could you do a better job that Field at fullback at Wigan?’ given that Field was in the Super League Dream Team in 2022 and is the ideal modern fullback, though Tomkins is still a legendary player and one of the finest in Super League.

It would be fascinating to see Tomkins in this new look Wigan team and enjoying a third spell with the club after leaving them in 2013 for the NRL, returning in 2016 to win two more Grand Finals only to leave for Catalans at the end of 2018.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt West/BPI/Shutterstock 9930542cc Sam Tomkins in his final game for Wigan Warriors

Tomkins is curiously in the final year of his deal at Catalans so could feasibly return to Wigan in 2024 and return to the halfback role where he started his career at Wigan and could do a very good job.

Thus, this position change and return to Wigan remains a possibility. Perhaps not the most likely of possibilities, but one that Tomkins believes he could shine in should the opportunity come about.

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