History Maker

History Maker

Sam Tomkins said it was an honour after he created history in Wigan’s win over Hull becoming only the tenth player to kick 100 goals and score 100 tries for the Club.

Tomkins, also made his 200th appearance for the Warriors as they edged a tight but compelling game, 14-10 at the KCOM Stadium.

On the milestones, he told Wigan TV: “It’s all stuff that I’ll probably look back on when I finish playing. Growing up in Wigan and being part of the system since I was 12-years-old, if someone had said then I was going to play 20 games for Wigan I’d have taken that so to play 200 games for Wigan is a massive honour.”

On the game, Tomkins said the Warriors felt confident on getting the win.

“We felt really in control in the first half then in the second there was torrential rain which made it scrappy for 20 minutes but we knew we had to find a way.

“I don’t think we got the bounce of the ball on a few decisions at times but then I hit the crossbar going for a drop-goal and we scored in the corner so I think it evened itself out.”

The Wigan full-back said as good as it was to get the win, he was just happy the side had put in a much improved performance on recent weeks.

“We knew it would be tight, Hull are a very good side. The last few weeks it’s the way we’ve played and got beat. You can take a loss when you play well, we didn’t play well over the last three weeks. Today we played a lot better.

“Even if the bounce of the ball had gone their way and Hull had won that game we’d have still known that we’d played a lot better than we have done recently. We can forget the three losses now. People are talking like it’s panic stations but we’re still second in the league and there’s a lot of games to play yet.”

Despite the win, he still thinks Wigan can learn quite a bit from the game, “We played dumb at times,” he said.

“I think three times we kicked the ball dead, you can’t give any team seven tackles from the 20-metre line and expect to keep defending that. There’s definitely room for improvement but likewise there’s positives we can take from that game too.”

To watch the full interview and to see all of the tries from last night’s game watch Wigan TV HERE.

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