England’s rugby league captain Sam Tomkins has introduced the 2023 Super League season can be his final.
Tomkins, who spent two seasons within the NRL with the Warriors, has performed 296 Super League video games with Wigan and Catalans, whereas additionally representing England 29 occasions.
But continual knee points have compelled the 33-year-old — who captained England in final yr’s Rugby League World Cup — to make a giant name on his future.
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“Unfortunately this is going to be my last season on the field,” Tomkins stated in a press release.
“I can’t do it much longer. I still love the game, I’m still passionate about the game, I want to play and the rest of my body is saying to continue, but I’ve got that many issues in my left knee now that I can’t go much longer.
“I’ve always given 100% when I’ve gone on the field. It’s a strange feeling knowing that it’s coming to an end. Even speaking about it, it doesn’t quite feel real yet.
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“I’ve got nothing to lose and this year I want to go out as a winner. I’ve been very lucky to win things in my career, but my hunger now is exactly the same as it was all those years ago when I had no beard and a dodgy mullet.”
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Tomkins’s contract with Catalans was resulting from expire on the finish of the season and he’ll stick with the membership in an off-field position.
He has gained three Super League grand finals and is a two-time Man of Steel.
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