Boo’s ring out for Tomkins


The boo’s rang out when Sam Tomkins touched the ball this evening as the Exiles snatched a late winner through George Carmont at Headingly Carnegie.

The England full back was subject to booing throughout the game from a subdued crowd, however all attention turned to brother Joel on 70 minutes who intercepted and raced the length of the field to score.

It was the Exiles that started the brighter with Willie Manu opening the scoring early on, but Richie Myler hit back to score under the sticks after a good break by James Graham.

The Exiles had the advantage going into the break after Meli crossed to give the makeshift team packed with experience a 10-6 lead.

The Exiles enjoyed the better possession in the second half but solid England defence ensured they didn’t cross. On 70 minutes, Joel Tomkins shot out of the line to intercept and race down the field to score under the sticks, Sinfield adding the extras to give England a 12-10 lead.

The visitors pressed hard in the latter stages and despite heroic English defence, George Carmont found a way over the line in the last minute. Richards converted the try to give the Exiles a 16-12 victory.