Tomkins hits century

Sam Tomkins in action for Wigan during the Stobart Super League game against London Broncos

Sam Tomkins in action for Wigan during the Stobart Super League game against London Broncos

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SAM Tomkins admits he loves playing at the Twickenham Stoop after marking a third milestone at the ground last Saturday.

The electric No.1 crossed for four tries in a 28-point haul as Wigan destroyed London Broncos 44-6 just a week after being dumped out of the Challenge Cup by Leeds.

His first score saw him hit a century of tries with the Warriors – continuing the trend of special occasions for him at the venue.

Tomkins said: “It’s a pretty good ground for me. I made my Super League debut at the Twickenham Stoop in 2009 and then my first game at full-back was there, so it’s been a good place for me.

“It was nice to get the 100th try but it was all about the win, and making sure we got a good response after losing to Leeds last week.”

Tomkins bagged two tries in the opening half when the visitors established a 16-0 lead, before they twisted the knife on the basement side. The 22-year-old completed his try-scoring haul with a stunning solo effort.

And, in truth, he could have crossed for more had he not unselfishly sent over team-mates on two occasions – and if a breakaway Gareth Hock had passed to him rather than attempting, and failing, to round the Broncos’ last line of defence.

“I could have had more, if Gaz wasn’t sponsored by superglue,” he grinned.

Josh Charnley, Iain Thornley, Brett Finch and Matty Smith – making his first appearance at scrum-half – also registered tries.

Wigan return to action at the DW Stadium this Friday night when they host Castleford, who lost 40-26 against Warrington on Sunday.