Tomkins pens new Widnes deal

Widnes Vikings have announced that hooker Logan Tomkins has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 28-year-old, who played for Salford in last year’s Super League Grand Final, was one of the Vikings’ headline signings ahead of this season but was limited to just six appearances due to the Covid-19 suspension.

The Wigan academy product has now, however, put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him in Tim Sheens’ squad until the end of 2023.

“I couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else at this minute in time,” Tomkins said. “I’ve really started enjoying myself playing rugby at Widnes again.

“It’s the first time in a long time I have properly enjoyed myself playing rugby and I didn’t want that to come to an end.

“I was really glad when Tim rang me up and said they were interested again, and there was no negotiating involved. The club made me an offer and I took it, and I am proud to still be playing for Widnes.

“I enjoyed working under Tim during my time at Salford so that is a big aspect as to why I am enjoying my rugby so much here.

“Also, it’s what the club is trying to do. They’re a well-run club it’s just that in the last couple of years they have been unfortunate. I like to be a part of the bigger picture where we’re aiming towards something and there is a goal to be achieved.

“I started my career at Widnes in a way; that helped kickstart my career in Super League and the club have done a lot for me. It’s nice now to be back involved with the club at the later stages of my career as well as the start of it.”