Lima in limelight but Tomkins faces probe

Sam Tomkins was happy to play a supporting role as Wigan regained their Wembley swagger with victory in the Challenge Cup final, but he could yet be in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

The England international went into the game as the hottest favourite in history to win the prestigious Lance Todd Trophy, but admits he was disappointed with his own performance in the Warriors’ 28-18 victory over Leeds.

While most eyes were on the full-back, former New Zealand Test prop Jeff Lima became Wigan’s unlikely hero, scoring a try in each half to treble his tally for the club and claim the man-of-the-match award.

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“Jeff deserved it more than anyone on the field. I didn’t play my best game but, as long as I’m a part of this team, I don’t mind,” said Tomkins.

Tomkins was involved in the opening score by winger Josh Charnley, after which he appeared to give a two-fingered salute to the Leeds fans. The Rugby Football League will look into the incident on Tuesday, with possible repercussions for his place in Sunday’s crucial league game at Warrington.