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Widnes have announced hooker Logan Tomkins has left the club after a mutual agreement, to allow him to retire from the game.
Tomkins joined the Vikings ahead of the 2020 season, just after helping Salford reach the Super League Grand Final in 2019.
He came through the academy at Wigan. Whilst at the club, he helped them to the 2013 Challenge Cup, playing in the final against Hull FC.
The 29-year-old also had a spell at Workington on dual-registration.
Speaking to the club website, Tomkins said:“It is with sadness that I announce my retirement from Rugby League. It has been a tough decision to make, but a necessary one for me and my family.
“I would like to thank the friends I have made, the fans and the clubs that I have thoroughly enjoyed representing.
“Sharing the field with my brothers will always be one of my greatest achievements and we have our parents’ sacrifices to thank for that.
“I owe so much to my wife and two girls who have supported me and celebrated every high and made every low more bearable, from cup finals to Million Pound Games.
“It’s fitting that I will finish playing at the club that helped me kickstart my career in 2011. Myself and my family owe a debt of gratitude to Widnes Vikings and the fans for the support and opportunities they have provided us with over the years. I only wish I could have done more on the field.”
Widnes pay tribute to influential Tomkins
Widnes added in their statement: “There was excitement and anticipation around Logan’s move to Widnes in 2020 given his standing in the game, but a shortened 2020 season due to Covid-19 and an injury halted his time on the field.
“Logan proved to be an influential figure around the team on and off the pitch, and always presented himself well even through a difficult period.
We are saddened that Logan’s situation has forced him to finish playing at an early age, but are proud to have supported him in his recovery and wish him the very best in his new career path.
“We have no doubt that Logan will succeed in this new path as the character he has shown during some tough times has been exemplary.
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