Two steely men collide on the red carpet

Sam Tomkins, the reigning Super League Man of Steel, with Superman: Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill
Sam Tomkins, the reigning Super League Man of Steel, with Superman: Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill

WIGAN’s Man of Steel met his match at the premier of the new Superman film.

Warriors star Sam Tomkins came face to face with Henry Cavill, who plays the title role in Man of Steel, at the London showing of Man of Steel.

Tomkins took a break from England’s intense preparations for the International Origin Match against the Exiles to tread the red and blue carpet, where thousands of fans turned out to see Hollywood stars, which also included Russell Crowe, who plays Superman’s father Jor-el.

The England and Wigan full-back took on his role as an occasional presenter with Sky Sports to interview the stars as they made their way into the theatre in Leicester Square.

Tomkins said: “It was great to meet Henry Cavill and interview him and to say hello to Russell Crowe and some of the other stars of the film.

“It’s not something you get to do every day and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, hopefully after we have put in a good performance tonight.”