Sam Looks for Record at Wakey

Sam Looks for Record at Wakey

Wigan Warriors Full Back Sam Tomkins can break a Club Record of Consecutive game try scoring if he crosses the whitewash on Sunday at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Sam has scored in the last eleven games in a row (25 tries) and can make it 12 on Sunday and beat the record which is currently held jointly by the Zip Zip man Steve Ella from 1985 who scored in 11 consecutive Wigan games (16 tries) and Martin Offiah in 1995/96 who also touched down in 11 games in a row, also with 16 tries.

Sam has been in fantastic form this season and in 16 appearances in all competitions has already 30 tries to his name.

Speaking about the possible 12 record at Wakefield this weekend for Sam, Head Coach Shaun Wane said,

"I wasn't actaully aware of that but I bet Sam is. His form has been fantastic, he has been outstanding and although he wasn't at his best last weekend against Leeds he showed real commitment and desire to win the game. In the last set we had he took three carries and it showed how much that meant to him.

"Zip was a different type of player to Sam, it is a great record that to score in 11 games in a row, I didn't score 11 tries in my career.

"There are still things in his game he needs to improve on, on how he attacks. There are certain technical areas where he can get better but what I love about him is he is a winner and he competes for everything, that is more important to me, he is mentally tough." 

(Thanks to Michael Latham, Keith Sutch, Norman Theaker  and Graham Lovett for the stats information.)


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