Challenge Cup: Sam Tomkins focused only on Wigan Warriors ahead of Wembley final

Last Updated: 19/08/13 10:45pm

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Sam Tomkins: Wigan full-back expects to be ready for the weekend

Sam Tomkins: Wigan full-back expects to be ready for the weekend

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Sam Tomkins says he has no plans on leaving Wigan after Saturday's Challenge Cup final against Hull FC at Wembley.

The free-flowing England full-back, who made his return at the weekend following after an injury-hit summer, has long been linked with a move to New Zealand or Australia.

Last season's Man of Steel signed a bumper five-year contract in 2011, but speculation surrounding his future has intensified ahead of this weekend's final.

Asked if the London showpiece could be his last in a Wigan shirt, Tomkins told Sky Sports News: "Certainly not. We've got the rest of the Super League season to go and whatever happens after that I'll be fine.

"For the time being I've not signed any contracts anywhere and I'm firmly concentrating on winning the Challenge Cup with Wigan this weekend and then the Grand Final at the start of October."

Struggles

Wigan are going through a worrying loss of form after suffering a fifth defeat in seven league matches against Catalan Dragons at the weekend.

But the 24-year-old said: "We've had a few off performances recently, but we've put ourselves in a good position throughout the year with so many wins. We're sat third in the table which with the new structure of the play-off means it's not too bad so long as you get in that top four.

"For the time being I've not signed any contracts anywhere and I'm firmly concentrating on winning the Challenge Cup with Wigan this weekend and then the Grand Final at the start of October."
Sam Tomkins

"There's two big trophies up for grabs with the Grand Final and the Challenge Cup and it'll be nice to finish top of the league with the League Leaders' Shield, but it's not the most important thing for us.

"We're in with a shot to take one of the trophies this weekend and we've put ourselves in a decent position to get the Grand Final as well.

"It was good to get 80 minutes under my belt (against Catalan). It's been a few frustrating weeks leading up to this weekend just gone. I'm 100% fit now and although injuries are never too good but the timing of it was not too bad and I'll be ready for the weekend."

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