SAM Tomkins admits he may finish his career with Wigan after last night confirming he was returning to the club next year.
The England full-back has signed a three-year deal – with an option for a fourth in the Warriors’ favour – which would take him past his 30th birthday.
I live in a beautiful place, a few minutes from the beach - and some people think I’m crazy to swap that for a few minutes from Beech Hill!Sam Tomkins
While news of his return did not come as a surprise, the length of the contract delighted fans, who discovered the move was confirmed at half-time during last night’s thrilling 30-20 victory over Warrington.
Asked whether he may see out his career at Wigan now, Tomkins, speaking via Skype, said: “I don’t see why not.
“Hopefully I’ll have a few more years after 30, we’ll have to see at the time, so I can’t look much further than four years right now.”
Wigan have paid a transfer fee of more than £200,000 to buy-out the final year of his contract with New Zealand Warriors.
Tomkins admitted he held talks with Warrington, but the chance to return to his former club was too great a pull.
He joked: “I live in a beautiful place, a few minutes from the beach - and some people think I’m crazy to swap that for a few minutes from Beech Hill!
“But family and friends are a big deal to me, and to play alongside some of my best mates, it’ll be good.
“I had another successful team in Warrington who I spoke to, but the chance to come back to Wigan was too big an attraction. Having a chance to play alongside my brothers was massive.”