Tony Clubb on new signings Sam Tomkins and Willie Isa
On Sam Tomkins: “It’s great to have a chance to play with him week-in week-out.”
- On Willie Isa: “He’s in good knick and in good shape and I’m sure he’s going to fit in well.”
Wigan’s Tony Clubb has welcomed Sam Tomkins and Willie Isa to the Club and admits he can’t wait to run out alongside them.
Sam Tomkins returns to the Wigan team after two years in the NRL with New Zealand Warriors whilst Willie Isa heads over to Wigan after signing from Widnes Vikings.
“I’ve played with Sam at England I know it’s a big thing to have him back at Wigan,” said Clubb. “It was a big thing for the town and for Wigan for him to come back and it’s great to have a chance to play with him week-in week-out.
“He’s top drawer, he’s a good player. You need players like that in your team, Sam brings something a bit different.”
“It was a big thing for the town and for Wigan for him to come back and it’s great to have a chance to play with him week-in week-out.Tony Clubb on Sam Tomkins
And on Willie Isa, Clubb said: “I’ve played against him a few times and he’s a great guy, he’s pretty quiet but he’s a strong strong boy, he’s pretty fit too! He’s done well on the testing, he’s in good knick and in good shape and I’m sure he’s going to fit in well.”
The former London captain, who himself signed a new extended deal with the Club earlier this year has been under the knife during the off-season.
Taking up the story, he said: “I had some floating bone in my arm and it would get stuck so I couldn’t bend my arm
“I’ve had that sorted now so now I can actually bend my arm! I played the full year with it, I did it in America (pre-season camp) last year and it was starting to annoy me a bit towards the end of the year so I just had it cleaned out.
“It wasn’t too bad to play with, I don’t need to pass the ball, I’m a front-rower!”
On the upcoming pre-season training, Clubb said:
“The five weeks have shot by, but it’s good to be back in.
“Pre-seasons are always hard but what we do now to when I started my career is loads different.
“Back then, it was pretty much just run. Now we have the technical things, the Vo2, the tests, the supplement - I was probably working as hard but not as smart as we do now.”
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