Sam Tomkins injury scare for the NZ Warriors

SARAH HARVEY
Last updated 13:18 16/07/2014
Sam Tomkins
Getty
STAR IMPORT: Sam Tomkins.

Relevant offers

League

Counties Manukau Stingrays and Akarana Falcons take different paths to national rugby league premiership final This year's Melbourne Storm better than 2012: Cooper Cronk Canberra's retiring hooker Michael Ennis looms as thorn for Melbourne Storm in NRL grand final State of Origin hostilities on hold as Storm skipper praises Sharks counterpart Southland Rams boost rugby league's profile despite Waikato defeat Kieran Foran's ex-partner could be key witness in NRL investigation James Maloney’s magic record across three clubs not a coincidence Young gun Kalyn Ponga keeps options open as Kiwis vie for his services Cooper Cronk stars in 300th NRL game as Melbourne Storm reach NRL grand final Melbourne Storm to face Cronulla Sharks in NRL grand final

Sam Tomkins threw a scare through the Warriors camp today when he was forced out of training with a hip injury.

The star import took no further part in the session after eventually being removed from the field on the team's electric buggy.

Coach Andrew McFadden was playing down the injury which he listed as a strained hip flexor.

He suggested it wasn't serious and hoped Tomkins would be fine by tomorrow when the injury would be reassessed.

McFadden wasn't prepared to debate who might replace Tomkins in the No 1 jersey for Saturday night's clash with the Broncos in Brisbane if the injury worsened.

With specialist fullback Kevin Locke having departed the club in controversial circumstances young wing David Fusitu'a looks a likely option, having played fullback for the Under-20s and reserve grade.

But losing Tomkins would be a blow given the English player's growing form in his debut season in the NRL.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content