Tomkins The Best

Sam Tomkins became England’s all time leading try scorer yesterday with a double in their 44-6 victory over France at Craven Park.

The Wigan full back returned to the side after missing the victory over Wales last weekend with injury, and was at the heart of all England’s best attacking moves.

The 2012 Man of Steal took his tally to 14 with the double in this game as he broke the record set by former Wigan and St Helens player Alf Ellaby back in 1935.

It was however centre Kallum Watkins who got the plaudits from the game as he claimed a superb hat-trick, with Tom Briscoe adding a double as well.

New captain Kevin Sinfield grabbed a brilliant solo try too, as well as adding six goals.

The side lacked some of the balance shown against Wales the week before, but were never really tested as the scoreline suggests.

The day will however be remembered more by Tomkins, who at his tender age could well set that mark closer to the 30 barrier by the time he retires.

The sides will meet again next week in the autumn final, with England favourites to take the crown.

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