Sam Tomkins is one of the greatest players to have taken Super League by storm.
After an incredibly fruitful time at Wigan Warriors – where Tomkins won two Challenge Cups and two Super League Grand Finals – in his first stint, the elusive fullback made the switch to NRL side New Zealand Warriors.
That was a move, however, that came about despite Tomkins’ initial preference to stay in the UK.
“I’ve never been one that’s wanted to play in the NRL – it was never a goal of mine to move to Australia but the opportunity was to move from Wigan and go over there,” Tomkins told the Trot The Egg In podcast.
“My agent got speaking to clubs and then decided on the Warriors.”
Tomkins did also reveal that the Warriors weren’t the only club to offer him a deal, with numerous others in the NRL getting involved.
“Gold Coast Titans gave me a really good offer, the CEO flew over to Wigan a couple of times and we discussed going there.
“There was the Sydney Roosters as well and a lot of clubs enquired, but some weren’t offering great money and some did but with short or long contracts.
“The Warriors just seemed like a good fit for me really.”