Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane believes full-back Sam Tomkins has not yet reached his full potential as a player.

After recent talks of Tomkins moving to Australia to further his career, the Wigan coach was adamant the 24-year-old can improve.

Wane told the RFL official site: "His form has been fantastic. There have been lots of reports in the papers and for him not to be distracted and play as well as he has - he has been outstanding.

"But there are still things in his game he needs to improve on, how he attacks."

Tomkins could secure a club record when the Warriors face Wakefield on Sunday after scoring in every game for his previous 11 matches.

The record is currently shared between the full-back, Steve Ella and Martin Offiah.

Wane added: "I wasn't aware of that - I'm not into records, but he is. He'll know about it, definitely.

"But what I love about him is he is a winner, he wants to win. He competes for everything and that is more important to me than anything else."

Tomkins signed a five-year contract two years ago which means he cannot speak to rugby union or Australian rugby league clubs until at least 2014 but that has not prevented speculation about his future.

The England international was also named Man of Steel last year after being nominated twice in previous seasons.

Wane continued: "All these comments about him leaving - it doesn't bother me. I just carry on with my job and whatever happens happens.

"I don't worry about it. I want to make him better and then as far as I am concerned he is a (Wigan) player."

Wigan currently lead the Super League after 16 games and will be hoping to add more misery to Wakefield who, despite sitting 10th in the table, have lost their last three games.

 

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