Wigan Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has said he will "give serious consideration" to a move to Australia's NRL at the end of the 2014 Super League season. Tomkins, whose side suffered a shock 23-30 defeat yesterday to Bradford Bulls ending a 13 game win streak, will be free to speak to other clubs at that time, despite being contracted to the Warriors until 2016.
Tomkins, who has scored 15 tries so far this season, said "Playing in Australia and challenging myself against the best rugby league players in the world definitely greatly appeals to me. It is something that I may well do in the future."
Wigan currently hold a three point advantage over Warrington (2/1 to win 2012 Super League) and Tomkins added "Come December 2014, to play in the NRL will be an option open to me and I will give it serious consideration. It is a big decision, but one I have to consider. I had an opportunity to go out to Australia earlier on in my career but I knew I wasn't ready. Even last year, I was mulling over the possibility but I stayed loyal to Wigan - a club I love."
Tomkins, who finished as the Super League’s top try scorer in 2011 also said "For the next two years, I am totally focused on the job in hand at the Warriors and on what we are striving to achieve. The seeds have definitely been planted for us to create another strong Wigan dynasty. To match the feats of the all-conquering Wigan teams in the 1980s is a realistic goal."