Tomkins will join Sky Sports as a guest analyst for Wednesday’s Premier League game between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves. Watch live on Sky Sports Arena from 7:30pm By Marc Bazeley Last Update: 06/30/21 6:36am Sam Tomkins was proud to have been named England captain by Shaun Wane Given their long-standing relationship, it probably comes as no surprise that Sam Tomkins was the man tasked with leading England into Shawn Wayne’s first match as head coach. The pair first met as Tomkins was a talented teenager working his way through the Wigan Warriors youth system where Wayne was coach, later going on to work under him at the first tier during two quarterbacks with Cherry and Whites that resulted in Super League and Challenge Cup success. Obviously the 26-24 defeat to the United Nations All-Stars last Friday was not the result, whether he wanted to start the new era for the national team, but Tomkins was still proud of the England captain and excited to be working with Wane as the team gears towards the Rugby World Cup Leg. Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves June 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m. LIVE “It was a huge honor,” Tomkins told Sky Sports. “Looking back, it’s a proud time for my family that my parents were able to be there and see me leading the national team” I was fortunate to have had good times during my career and got the England title The Captain is there. “I’ve known Sean for a long time and he coached me when I was 15. We have a great relationship; we’ve worked well together in the past at Wigan and hopefully that continues to test level.” Tomkins has sidestepped competition from the likes of Jake Connor of Hull FC and Castleford Tigers’ Niall Evalds to be England’s No. 1 lead at the moment is a testament to the form he’s been in with the club recently. I’ve known Sean (Wayne) for a long time and he coached me when I was 15. We have a wonderful relationship. Sam Tomkins, the 32-year-old was one of the key players for the Ligue 1 reps as they climbed to the top of the table with nine wins from their opening 10 games in 2021, based on last year’s semi-finals. The latest appearance, the Dragon’s rise from a relegation battle four years ago to Challenge Cup winners and Premier League title contenders, is credited to the work of coach Steve McNamara, another man with whom Tomkins has a close working relationship. Since taking over as former England boss, Tomkins said, “Our relationship has always been good.” “When I moved to New Zealand we kept in touch and talked a bit, then when I came back to England it was the Sydney Roosters and then New Zealand Warriors itself, we kept in touch.” Between us and the Catalans when I was living in Catalonia, the experience with the coach makes it a little easier. It was brilliant for me. Sam Tomkins and Steve McNamara have worked closely together with England and are doing it again at the Catalans “I’m in a really good place in the Catalans. It’s a really good club, I’ve learned to love it over the last two or three years and one I really want to stay in.” Steve got a tough job there mixing different languages and cultures together. It’s a balancing act at times and I think Steve gets it right at the moment. While Tomkins will be watching the ex-Wigan side face Warrington Wolves on Wednesday night as a guest analyst on Sky Sports coverage of the match at DW Stadium, his focus will also be on the following night, which will see the Catalans aim to stay top of the pursuit group in the Premier League when they face the Huddersfield Giants At John Smith Stadium and they’re trying to win six in a row. We know there’s a long way to go before the end of the year, but we want to stay in the mix, we want to mix it up with the big clubs and we want to win some titles. “The big things for us at Tomkins are,” said Tomkins. : “The Dragon is consistency. We want to be a consistent team and since the beginning of the year, I think we have been.” We know there is a long way to go before the end of the year, but we want to stay in the mix, we want to mix it up with the big clubs and we want to win some silence. opportunities they had in the Premier League. Knowing that he could face some of his teammates in the group stage of this year’s World Cup when England face France in Bolton already adds some more spice to this match as well. . “It’s not just a World Cup match with points at stake, but also bragging rights for next year, so we’ll make sure we do well against France.” .