Tomkins: Joining Hull KR was a rugby decision

Joel Tomkins resigned from Wigan
Joel Tomkins resigned from Wigan

Joel Tomkins has given his first interview since joining Hull KR and insisted his move was “a rugby decision”

The 31-year-old resigned from Wigan last week in wake of the off-field controversy, in which a video of him being drunk and verbally-abusive to bar staff went viral.

And Tomkins believes moving to the Robins was the best option to revive his career.

“I haven’t got a point to prove anything to do with the incident that happened,” he told BBC Look North.

“I’m not proud of it but I’ve held my hands up, I’ve said sorry and I’m going to move on from it now.

“The situation was I got drunk in a pub, I acted like an idiot. I think there’s plenty of people been guilty of that in the past.

“For me it was literally a rugby decision, I weighed up my options on the other clubs and once I spoke to Tim Sheens it was pretty obvious that this was the best choice for me to play my best rugby.”

Tomkins is in line to make his Hull KR debut against Castleford on Sunday.