Sam’s raring to go again

Sam Tomkins in action for England
Sam Tomkins in action for England
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SAM Tomkins insists there is no danger of burn-out as he prepares to return to the Warriors camp in a week’s time.

The full-back only played his last game of a gruelling season little more than a week ago, turning out for the Barbarians union side.

That came after a long campaign with Wigan and a starring role for England in the Four Nations. Yet Tomkins will report back with the Warriors for their week-long trip to Florida. The entire senior squad fly out to the USA next Monday.

The 22-year-old said: “I didn’t want to be left behind. If I felt like I needed more time off I probably could have got it, but it’s a good chance for me to go over there and be with the boys and work on a few skills as well.

“It should be a good week.

“I’ll not be doing the full training while we’re there. I’ve only just finished playing so the plan is to gradually get back into it, and I imagine it’s the same for Tommy (Leuluai).”

Welsh prop Gil Dudson started at Wigan a week ago and fellow new recruit Ben Flower was due to begin training this morning.

It’s hoped Kiwi centre Anthony Gelling –whose signing has not been announced by the club – will arrive this week in time for the trip to Florida.

Meanwhile, Wigan say places are still available for a Warriors Karting Challenge next week and are inviting businesses to take part.

The event, to support the Warriors Foundation, takes place at Three Sisters Race Circuit on Thursday December 15 from 9am to 1pm. Entry is £250 per team – call Mike Watson on 01942 770437 for details.