Logan Tomkins, whose brothers Sam and Joel made their names at Wigan, has moved to Salford and is taking a look ahead to dealing with Wakefield on Sunday
Life can not were simple rising up for Logan Tomkins. The youngest of 3 brothers, he spent his youth having to observe his two siblings, Sam and Joel, make waves with Wigan, and will have to have recognized that when he adopted in their footsteps and made his debut for his place of origin membership, comparisons would apply.
“People used to mention: ‘There’s any other Tomkins brother’ and watch me extra intently as a result of of it,” he says, jokingly. “And if I didn’t play that smartly, other folks can be in all places me.”
Yet Tomkins isn’t afraid to confess he may just now not rather emulate his brothers’ good fortune at Wigan, being launched at the top of 2015 to take in an enduring take care of Salford.
But the transfer is paying dividends. While Logan will all the time be judged on his surname through some, the risk to start out afresh and step out of his brothers’ shadow has been a significant plus for the 24-year-old’s profession.
“It’s been a really perfect transfer,” he says, prior to Sunday’s fit at Wakefield. “Prior to this, Wigan is all I’ve in reality recognized. I didn’t see myself furthering my profession there and neither did Wigan to be truthful, so it felt absolute best for me to forge my very own trail in the sport.
“It’s been other [being at Salford], however in a great way. I’ve now not been in comparison to any person right here and I think like I’m crafting my very own profession in the sport with out being in comparison to other folks for no matter explanation why. I’ve type of stepped out of the shadows and really feel like I’m construction a profession of my very own.”
Tomkins used to be concerned in the Salford squad who narrowly have shyed away from relegation in ultimate yr’s Million Pound Game, however this season, with two wins from their first 4 video games, the highest 8 is the purpose and Tomkins believes they’re already appearing indicators of development.
“I feel the Salford of a pair of years in the past would have crumbled in some of the video games we’ve been in this season,” he says.
“We’ve became a nook, however we’re now not proud of the beginning: it’s most effective been OK. We assume we’re a most sensible workforce and we’ve tripped up at Wakefield a couple of occasions sooner than. This is a great recreation for us to turn what we will be able to do that yr.”
Having been passed the No9 blouse by way of Ian Watson at the beginning of the season, Tomkins is starting to display the prospective he used to be believed by way of many to own at Wigan, however he insists he has proved not anything but.
“I’ve were given the No9 blouse, however I want to turn out I’m the No9,” he says. “Squad numbers don’t imply anything else. I’ve to turn out I will be able to be a staff’s beginning hooker now. People don’t affiliate me as a Tomkins brother anymore, I’m simply Logan Tomkins: my very own individual. It’s been a breath of recent air.”