Tomkins will confirm next club ‘in not too distant future’

Sam Tomkins
Sam Tomkins

SAM Tomkins hopes to confirm his next move “in the not too distant future.”

His former club Wigan have first option on his services after he confirmed he is cutting short his contract with New Zealand Warriors to return to England for 2016.

Tomkins admitted: “Wigan would be nice - but I know it’s not the only team I can go to.”

The full-back is leaving the NRL because he is homesick and will now work through his options for next season.

“Hopefully that will be sorted in the not too distant future,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“That’s where my brothers play (Wigan) and that’s where I’m from but I’m open to other places. As it’s happening, I’m just figuring out what’s going to be the best option for me.”

NZ Warriors have granted Tomkins an early release after securing the services of Sydney Roosters No.1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

The England international, currently sidelined with a knee injury, added: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of being among that group but New Zealand’s pretty far from Wigan, where all my family live, so I want to be back in England, around my family.”