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Sam Tomkins joins Sky Sports for Super League coverage


Sam Tomkins joins Sky Sports for Super League coverage

Sam Tomkins is set to join Sky to give viewers his insight, expert opinion and analysis…

After hanging his boots up on a glittering career, Sam Tomkins is set to join Sky Sports for the biggest-ever season of Super League on the network. Tomkins is one of the most decorated players in English Rugby League history. Over the course of 16 years at the top of the game, he won three Super League Grand Finals with Wigan, captained England at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and became only the 2nd player to win Man of Steel with two separate clubs.

The list of collective and individual honours goes on, with Tomkins also winning two Challenge Cup finals and being selected six times in the Super League Dream Team at full-back. When he decided to call time on his playing career last season, he ended it with 352 appearances and 1,462 points to his name for both club and country.

Sam Tomkins, Sky Sports analyst:

“It’s a real pleasure to be joining such a talented team. Sky Sports is Rugby League’s greatest partner and has played an important role in the sport for as long as I’ve been playing so it’s brilliant to now be working here.

“I can’t wait to turn my hand to being a full-time broadcaster and impart some of the experience and insight I’ve taken from the changing room and out on the pitch to those watching at home.”

Tomkins is the latest addition to the team, which has already been bolstered by four-time Super League Grand Final winner, Kyle Amor and broadcasters Dave Woods and Mark Wilson. They join Sky Sports following a historic rights deal made last year, giving Super League fans the chance to watch every Betfred Super League match live for the first time.

In other Sky Sports news today the R&A and Sky have extended their partnership for the award-winning live coverage of The Open, AIG Women’s Open, and elite amateur events through 2028. The agreement will see Sky Sports continue to provide coverage of The Open, AIG Women’s Open and The R&A’s amateur championships and international matches, including The Amateur, The Women’s Amateur, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup.

In 2016, Sky Sports won a BAFTA for its coverage of The 145th Open at Royal Troon across a dedicated channel, bringing fans every shot and great moment from the world-renowned championship.

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