Super League playmaker signs new deal

Catalans Dragons fullback Sam Tomkins has activated the one-year extension in his contract.

The England international, who initially signed a three-year contract with an option of a further year, will remain at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in 2022.

Having progressed through the Wigan Youth Development System, he won three Super League Grand Finals, two Challenge Cup Finals and two League Leaders Trophies with the Cherry and Whites.

Named Super League Young Player of the Year award twice in 2009 and 2010, he then featured in five successive Super League Dream Team’s and was the 2012 Man of Steel. Tomkins scored 158 tries in 186 games for Wigan.

He left his hometown club to join the NRL and the New Zealand Warriors in 2014, scoring 14 tries in 37 NRL games before returning to Wigan after two seasons Down Under.

Named captain of the England team this year, he represented his country on 25 occasions, scoring 18 tries.

At the top of the Man of Steel leaderboard this season, he scored 18 tries and 233 points in 51 games with the Dragons since his arrival at the club.

Sam Tomkins was overjoyed to trigger the extension.

“I am very happy to extend my time with the Dragons. It was a very easy decision,” Tomkins said.

“It’s a club that me and my family have grown to love over the last two and a half years. I believe we are a club going in the right direction and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible.

Steve McNamara was happy about the news.

“Sam has embraced everything about playing for the Dragons. His form has been outstanding and he is a genuine leader. It was a very easy decision to extend Sam’s contract and to have the current England captain within our club is a real coup for us.”

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