Rating Sam Tomkins’ NRL Debut

One of the more exciting things to watch during the 2014 NRL season is how Sam Tomkins plays in his first season in the NRL. While his performances at the Auckland Nines were mixed, we now have a full game played in anger on which we can review Tomkins’ play.

So, how did Sam Tomkins go in his first game for the New Zealand Warriors against the Parramatta Eels in the NRL?

Early on Sam showed some promising signs. Playing at fullback, his footwork was good and he wasn’t hesitant to get into the Warriors back line and do a bit of playmaking.

One thing Sam has always been good at is knowing when to pass the ball while in the back line. That came through in this match where he played a key role in a couple of the Warriors back line plays that lead directly to tries.

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