Logan hungry for more action

LOGAN Tomkins admits his midweek taste of first-team rugby league has made him hungry for more in 2011.

The hooker came off the bench in the last 10 minutes of Wigan’s 24-18 win at Warrington on Wednesday night – lining up alongside brothers Sam and Joel for the first time in a game at any level.

And he hopes he can break into the senior side this season and play alongside his siblings in a competitive match.

Logan said: “It was a good experience, I really enjoyed it.

“I was nervous before the game and as it went on I got more and more nervous. As soon as I got on the pitch, I just wanted to get involved and then I was fine.

“I’m just glad I got the 10 minutes. I just want to keep pushing for a place and hopefully I’ll get a chance.” The former Wigan St Pat’s amateur is one of six players who were promoted to the first-team squad in the off-season.

“It’s been a big step up, and the first two weeks were a bit of an eye-opener,” he said. “It was really intense, but after that I settled in to it, and it helped having Sam and Joel in the squad.

“I had an idea of what to expect.” Michael Maguire informed Logan days earlier that he was going to be included in the squad for Wigan’s last pre-season match.

And the coach admitted he bowed to pressure from them to play all three brothers at the same time.

“It was a big thing for my family – my dad was more excited than me,” said Logan.

“All my family are from Warrington and they came along.

“Except for one cousin, they’re all Wigan fans now. We’ve converted them!”