SAM Tomkins reaffirmed his commitment to Wigan last night amid fresh speculation over his future.
The recently-crowned Man of Steel – again linked with a move to rugby union – says he has no plans to leave his home-town club and follow his brother Joel in switching codes.
While he confirmed reports he would be keen to represent Team GB’s rugby sevens at the next Olympics in 2016, he hopes playing the 13-a-side code shouldn’t be a hurdle. Speaking after the launch of a specially-commissioned Heinz Big Soup with image on the tin – to raise funds for Joining Jack – he said: “The sevens does appeal, definitely.
“I’d love to have a go at – I watch it on TV and would love to be a part of it if possible.
“Team GB should just be rugby, it shouldn’t matter if it’s union or league. If a league player is capable of doing a job then get him in. It shouldn’t be restricted – rugby sevens is as much like union as it is like league. There are no scrums or rucks, and no reason why league players shouldn’t be involved.”
Under the terms of his lucrative Wigan deal Tomkins is prevented from speaking to the NRL or union for at least two more years.
But after another hugely-successful season that has done little to hose down the speculation and rumours about a possible exit.