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Tomkins exit confirmed
Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:19 am
Posted by NickyKiss on Mon May 14, 2018 6:19 am
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It’s on the official site. He’s turned down a four year extension at Wigan to move to Catalans. Wigan have made it clear Catalans approached him before they were allowed to and aren’t happy with it.

No surprise but still frustrating to lose him. He’s head and shoulders our best player at the minute but I agree with the club that he wasn’t worth his current salary for one more year.

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Re: Tomkins exit confirmed
Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:26 am
Posted by 100% Warrior on Mon May 14, 2018 6:26 am
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Though I would be interested to hear what Sam has to say about it, I just can’t understand how anyone can label Sam a Wigan legend (twitter) or say he will be missed and hope he comes back one day.

This is the third time Sam has high tailed it off in the name of “money”. Wigan - NZ Warriors - Wigan - Catalans. He’s played well for us for 3 1/2 seasons. That’s it. Granted he was outstanding before he left for NZW but this season is the only part he’s played well for us since he came back.

He’s realised he isn’t getting what he wants - that’s despite still being a marquee player on significantly higher wages than other players and decides to high tail it off to Catalans disguising it under that old “culture change” banner.

His attitude stinks. I’m relieved he’s going elsewhere.

Ta ra Sam. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
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Re: Tomkins exit confirmed
Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 am
Posted by NSW on Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 am
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Gutted, first player I watched at academy level and saw him turn into a superstar. His 2015, 2016, 2017 seasons were ruined by injury which is unfortunate. What a players this guy has been though.

Will be missed but we will find someone else, we always do.

Hope Sam goes out with some silverware.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:36 am
Posted by NickyKiss on Mon May 14, 2018 6:36 am
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Gutted, first player I watched at academy level and saw him turn into a superstar. His 2015, 2016, 2017 seasons were ruined by injury which is unfortunate. What a players this guy has been though.

Will be missed but we will find someone else, we always do.

Hope Sam goes out with some silverware.



That’s the one plus side to this, he should be hungry to go out with a trophy because without being all ‘he’s throwing his career away’ about it, he is going to a club that is a long way from challenging for honours as things stand.

It’s hard for anyone to give a real opinion currently without knowing other factors. I’d like to know who’s replacing him and who else is staying and going before I’d really bag the club or praise them.

Watching us these past few weeks we will need something up our sleeve because it’s not been pretty and he’s been the difference for us at times.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
Posted by Grimmy on Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
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Can't blame him looking after number 1 when he's approaching the end of his career and has s bad injury record. Think it would have been a mistake for the club to keep him for 4 years on a marquee salary
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:45 am
Posted by ChrisA on Mon May 14, 2018 6:45 am
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Some interesting statements made by the club that can be taken several different ways. I wonder if Tomkins will bite and repsond.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am
Posted by Wigg'n on Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am
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All the best Sam. One of the most exciting and most talented players to pull on the C&W. He had a massive hand in us competing and winning silverware again. I hope to see him back at Wigan in some capacity in a few years.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 7:03 am
Posted by JWarriors on Mon May 14, 2018 7:03 am
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I’m kind of sad for him in a way.
He was just getting back to his best and proving some of his detractors wrong. Now he’s at Catalans there will be no more silverware for him. And I assume much ridicule as people who dislike him watch him lose most weeks.

I sound bitter, and that’s probably because I am. He’s ruined his own career through bad choices, and proved that he’s more interested in the money.

That’s fine, and that’s up to him of course. Last time he left I was ok with it, this time is frustrating and just leaves a bad taste.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 am
Posted by Trainman on Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 am
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Disappointed, especially given we offered him a 4 year marquee contract.

Unlike others I do ‘buy’ the wanting to live and work in another country for a few years, having done it myself.
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Post Mon May 14, 2018 7:21 am
Posted by WARRIOR5 on Mon May 14, 2018 7:21 am
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Can somebody please check on DaveO?

In part I feel a little let down but he has to look out for himself, and a four year top dollar deal in the SOF would be hard to turn down.

He is one of the best players I have seen play and will never forget those first few years when he was unplayable. If we have signed Hardaker and keep Bateman, it’s a good piece of business for me.
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