Rugby League - Tomkins facing Wigan reunion

Wigan could face a quick reunion with Sam Tomkins after confirming a friendly against their former star's new side New Zealand Warriors next year.

Tomkins, the England full-back, recently signed for the Kiwi outfit from Wigan for a world record fee of around £700,000.

The Super League champions have now announced they will play their Warriors namesakes in New Zealand as a warm-up for the World Club Challenge against NRL premiers Sydney Roosters early next season.

The match will take place at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on February 12, 10 days before Wigan take on the Roosters at Sydney's Allianz Stadium.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: "Playing the Warriors in Hamilton will be a great experience for our squad and is excellent preparation ahead of our World Club game in Sydney.

"It is a trip we are all looking forward to and we are delighted to have been able to arrange this historic meeting between the two Warriors clubs in what should be a tough competitive work out."

New Zealand Warriors, who have a working relationship with Wigan, have another former Cherry and White favourite in their ranks in Thomas Leuluai.