England captain and two-time Man of Steel Sam Tomkins has introduced that he’ll retire from rugby league on the finish of the present season.
The 33-year-old has but to seem for his membership Catalans Dragons up to now this time period, having undergone knee surgical procedure within the wake of England’s shattering World Cup semi-final defeat to Samoa.
Tomkins revamped 200 appearances throughout two spells with Wigan, interspersed with a short stint at New Zealand Warriors, and gained the celebrated participant of the yr award twice, in 2012 and 2021.
After transferring to France he was an integral a part of the rise of Catalans, together with their first look in a Grand Final in 2021.
Tomkins was included in England’s 2008 World Cup squad and made his worldwide debut the next yr, additionally enjoying within the 2013 event earlier than occurring to captain the crew below present head coach Shaun Wane.
Tomkins advised Sky Sports: “Unfortunately this is going to be my last season on the field. I can’t do it much longer.
“This year is going to be a push, I know I can get out there this year and perform, but I am going to be moving into a role off the field next year, still with the Dragons.”