Well, at least he isn’t a 32-year-old oft-injured and always suspended second-rower. But I’m pretty sure we have a guy called Roger Tuivasa-Sheck already waiting to dominate the fullback position for the next decade. According to The Australian:
ENGLISH superstar Sam Tomkins has put Australian clubs on alert after making initial contact to discuss a switch to the NRL next season.
The Australian understands representatives acting for Tomkins – Super League’s reigning Man of Steel – have begun sounding out clubs with a view to joining the NRL’s English contingent in 2014.
Tomkins, who has been compared to Melbourne and Queensland custodian Billy Slater, is also in high demand from English rugby union, but it is understood his preference is to join fellow Brits James Graham, Gareth Widdop and Sam Burgess in Australia.
Sydney Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan has no doubt the 23-year-old would be a star in the NRL.
“He’s an NRL player every day of the week,” O’Sullivan said.
“He’s one of half a dozen players over there that you would want in the NRL. He’s elite.”
Asked whether the Roosters could make a play for Tomkins, O’Sullivan said: “There will be 16 clubs interested in him. Right now we wouldn’t be able to afford him.”
And next year we won’t even need him. RTS should cement that spot next year if he doesn’t do so this year, moving the Count to the wing.
I don’t have as many reservations about this move as I do with the O’Donnell rumours as Tomkins can DEFINITELY play and WOULD be an asset, but I’m a big believer in what RTS can do. The kid does not have a ceiling.