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Super League: Wigan Warriors have Sam Tomkins back to face Huddersfield Giants

Last Updated: 07/08/13 2:59pm

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Sam Tomkins: Back for Wigan in Friday's mouth-watering clash against the Giants

Sam Tomkins: Back for Wigan in Friday's mouth-watering clash against the Giants

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has confirmed star full-back Sam Tomkins will be fit for Friday's crunch Super League clash against the Huddersfield Giants.

The 24-year-old England international missed last week's slender 21-16 success over Hull KR due to a virus and the Giants come to the DW Stadium with a one-point lead at the top of the table.

It was only the third time Wigan had won in 11 games without the much-coveted Tomkins, who is being with a move to the NRL in 2014, over the past two seasons.

Coach Shaun Wane hopes to be close to full strength for the eagerly-anticipated Giants contest with captain Sean O'Loughlin and prop Ben Flower expected to pass fitness tests.

Timing

"Sam is good. He had a bit of food poisoning, a 24-hour bug. It was just bad timing," commented the Warriors coach.

"We have got a few little knocks and bruises that we'll need to check on. It'll be late on that I select my team - which is quite common.

"It is just that stage of the season - 20-odd rounds when you get week-in, week-out knocks."

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