Sam Tomkins fit to face St Helens - Michael Maguire

Challenge Cup semi-final

Venue:
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Date:
Saturday, 6 August
Coverage:
Live commentary on BBC Radio Merseyside and coverage on BBC Two
Sam Tomkins
Tomkins is Wigan's top try scorer with 20 tries this campaign

Wigan coach Michael Maguire says full-back Sam Tomkins will be fully fit to face St Helens in Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final at the Halliwell Jones.

Tomkins was withdrawn in the 33rd minute of Friday night's 30-16 win against Hull FC at the KC Stadium following a knock to his shoulder.

But Maguire told BBC Radio Manchester: "Sam will be 100% ready to go.

"It was more of a niggle and I was more of a coach being aware of looking after my players in that game."

The Warriors currently sit top of the Super League table and have the opportunity to seal a place in their first Challenge Cup final since 2004 with a win over rivals Saints this weekend.

And Maguire believes Tomkins will be a crucial factor as the club aim to land historic double in the closing weeks of the season.

"He's a special one," Maguire continued. "But we've got a number of those right across the park and it's the team that just work extremely hard for each other - that's why we are where we are.

"He's definitely important, but he's aware of how much work everyone does around him to create the opportunities for him."

Tomkins racked up his 19th and 20th tries of the Super League season in Friday night's win, which was the Warriors eighth successive victory in all competitions.

Maguire added: "Obviously it was a tough, physical game against Hull and we expected that.

"But everyone's had a bit of a rest over the weekend and they've come into training ready to go.

"We had a good days training yesterday and it's about doing that throughout the week, but from an injury point of view we're pretty healthy."

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