The Wigan Warriors and England full-back has caused some confusion over his future by stating “I’ve not signed a contract with any NRL club”, which is the opposite that has been reported in the southern hemisphere.
On the 23rd of June, Farfax Media reported that two separate sources have confirmed that the deal to bring Tomkins to the New Zealand Warriors was a done deal.
It was also reported that the NZ Warriors had an agreement with his release from Wigan that they play a part in the announcement.
Other NRL clubs were also interested in the signing of the 24-year-old Man of Steel winner with the Gold Coast Titans one most notable. Gold Coast Chief Executive, David May, even went to the extent of flying to England earlier in the year to meet the appropriate representatives in an attempt to strike a deal.
It all seemed a waste of time for May as reports suggested that Tomkins was to reunite with his former Wigan team-mate Thomas Leuluai in New Zealand on a 2-year-deal.
To add further confirmation to the apparent NZ Warriors move, talk of squad reshuffling and the future of current Warriors players have been a hot topic ever since.
All seems to be misguided and incorrect information as Tomkins explained the situation to Sky Sports in England on Wednesday
At the moment Tomkins said: “I’m firmly concentrating on Wigan.”
New Zealand Warrior’s Chief Executive, Wayne Scurrah has not commented on the recent reports.
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