Warrington will be rubbing their hands together, says Wigan ace Tomkins

Sam Tomkins kicked off the Souths game on Saturday
Sam Tomkins kicked off the Souths game on Saturday

Sam Tomkins expects Warrington to be “rubbing their hands together” at the prospect of facing weary Wigan this Friday night.

The Warriors only returned from their mini-tour Down Under yesterday – giving them just four days to shake off the jet-lag and prepare for the televised showdown.

It is far from ideal preparation but Tomkins has every confidence their backroom staff, headed by director of performance Mark Bitcon, will have them ready.

He said: “Warrington will be rubbing their hands together.

“But we’re lucky we’ve got a great backroom staff and they’ll have us ready. We know the points are important.”

Shaun Wane reported no injuries from their trip, which concluded with Saturday’s 18-8 loss to South Sydney. John Bateman will come into the reckoning – the Souths match was his first of the year following finger surgery.

Tomkins added: “We’re in a good place, we’re healthy at the moment, touch wood it stays that way.”