“We certainly feel like we owe them one,” said Tomkins, who will be playing against many of his New Zealand Warriors team-mates.
“This one special is special for me. I’ve played alongside these blokes for 20-odd games in the NRL this year so it’ll be good to come up against them.
“Hopefully, I can get the last laugh as it will be a long 12 months.”
“But he’s a good bloke and we’ve laughed about it. (Winger) Manu Vatuvei is a bit of a character. There aren’t many days that go by without hearing his crackling laugh across the gym.
“He ‘s also usually taking the mick out of my accent. Simon Mannering (Kiwi captain) is a quiet bloke but good value around the team and a true professional.
“And Tommy Leuluai played tour guide for me in the first couple of months I was over here. Without him it would have been tougher to move.”