The Warriors managed a 98-4 win against the Championship One side in a game Tomkins says his side expected to win convincingly.
“We felt like we could go out, put a good performance on them [Crusaders] and score a lot of points and we did that.”
Tomkins insists the Wigan squad are as passionate as ever about the competition and will be hunting for another trip to Wembley this year.
“It’s a stepping stone towards winning that Challenge Cup we had success last year and all the lads are as hungry to get there again as we were at this point last year.”
The third of the Tomkins brothers, 19 year old Logan, was in the squad against the Crusaders and scored his debut first team try. The brothers, who live together, clearly have a good relationship as Sam insisted there in plenty of banter between them.
“He had to run a full three metres to score it so I’ve got into him plenty about that but any try is an achievement so yes I was really happy for him to get over.”