5 February 2014 Last updated at 09:38 GMT

Matt Bowen: Wigan signing plays down Sam Tomkins comparison

Matt Bowen says he should not be compared with Sam Tomkins, the man he has been brought in to replace, as he prepares for his first season in Super League with champions Wigan Warriors.

Full-back Bowen signed a one-year contract at the DW Stadium on the same day that England international Tomkins completed a world-record move to New Zealand Warriors.

The 31-year-old tells BBC North West Tonight that playing in England was always something that appealed to him and he is hopeful that he can endear himself to the Wigan fans during 2014.