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Rugby League

Consistency the key for Tomkins

29th January 2019, 18:42 by Jack Ogalbe

Sam Tomkins believes new club Catalans Dragons can compete towards the top end of Super League if they find some consistency.

The 29-year-old confirmed last May that he had agreed a switch to Perpignan and ended his second spell at boyhood club Wigan on a high by helping them win the Grand Final.

Catalans enjoyed a landmark 2018 by becoming the first non-English side to lift the Challenge Cup, but they still only finished eighth in the Super 8s.

The French club have regularly shown themselves to be capable of beating the big boys on their day, especially at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, and Tomkins believes they can prove a real threat if they can find a way to knit wins together.

"I signed before the Challenge Cup was in Perpignan," Tomkins told Sky Sports. "I wanted to sign for a team with huge potential and they proved what they've got. It's just about consistency.

"At the start of last year, they won two from 11, but then went on to win the Challenge Cup. So it proves that we can beat anyone on our day, absolutely anyone in the league. I'm confident of that, we just need to be consistent with it.

"Personally, I want to be consistent this year and play my best rugby. I want to have a positive influence on the club. And as a group, our goals are the same as every other person in Super League: we want to win everything."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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