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Sam Tomkins says Hull FC would be daft not to target him when he makes his Wigan return on Friday night, live on Sky Sports. Tom Seaver Jersey . Wigan boss Shaun Wane has hinted that Tomkins will start on the bench, but the England international expects to be put under pressure immediately by Hulls pin-point kicker Marc Sneyd.Sneyd produced a man-of-the-match performance in Hulls Challenge Cup win over Saints last Sunday, and Tomkins expects the stand-off and his team-mates to provide an aerial bombardment as he makes his return from a nine-month injury lay-off. Theyd be daft not to, wouldnt they? Tomkins said. I know what Id be doing if I was playing against a bloke whos not played for six months. But Ive dealt with stuff like that before. I know Ive had a significant injury and getting back to playing is not about your best form immediately coming out. But Ill certainly add something to the team on Friday, Im not going to be a weak link, thats for sure. Sam Tomkins Hull are on fire at the minute. They schooled St Helens at the weekend and the signings theyve made this year have given them a huge boost.Theyre strong and with Marc Sneyds kicking game theyre going to be a big threat.Tomkins, who made his Wigan debut exactly eight years ago in a Challenge Cup-tie against Whitehaven in which he scored five tries, makes his re-appearance alongside older brother Joel, who has also recovered from a knee injury.It will be the first time they have played together since October 2011, and while the 27-year-old admits it will take him time to find his form, he intends to make a mark against Hull in the top-four clash at the DW Stadium.Im realistic, Tomkins said. Im not going to be coming out Friday and performing to my very best. 2012 Man of Steel Sam Tomkins is due to make his second Wigan debut on Friday and he has revealed to Sky Sports why he decided to return to the Super Leagu I know Ive had a significant injury and getting back to playing is not about your best form immediately coming out.But Ill certainly add something to the team on Friday, Im not going to be a weak link, thats for sure.Ive got my own standards and I know what I need to do for the team. My job this week is going to be simple; I dont know how long Ill play but when I do, I need to make sure I give the team something weve not had this year.The boys have gone well but I dont think weve played brilliantly either. Weve won some games ugly and we dont want to be doing that all year. Barrie McDermott has a look at all this weekends games in Super League Hull have Sika Manu back from international duty but his second-row partner Frank Pritchard will be missing after being handed a one-match ban for a high tackle in Samoas Test victory over Tonga in Sydney.Wane admits Hull coach Lee Radfords decision to release the pair was a brave one but does not believe his absence will significantly weaken a Hull pack containing former England captain Gareth Ellis, Australian Mark Minichiello and ex-Wigan prop Scott Taylor.Their back-rowers were strong anyway and Pritchard didnt play the last time against us, Wane said.Wigan Warriors: John Bateman, Josh Charnley, Tony Clubb, Dom Crosby, Oliver Gildart, Anthony Gelling, Willie Isa, Dom Manfredi, Lee Mossop, Sean OLoughlin, Sam Powell, Dan Sarginson, Matty Smith, Ryan Sutton, Taulima Tautai, Lewis Tierney, Joel Tomkins, Sam Tomkins, George Williams.Hull FC: Josh Bowden, Gareth Ellis, Mahe Fonua, Chris Green, Dean Hadley, Danny Houghton, Sika Manu, Steve Michaels, Mark Minichiello, Curtis Naughton, Leon Pryce, Jamie Shaul, Marc Sneyd, Fetuli Talanoa, Scott Taylor, Jordan Thompson, Danny Washbrook, Liam Watts, Kirk Yeaman. Neil Walker Jersey . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Jose Reyes Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. TORONTO -- The speed and skill of Team North America has captured the imagination of fans watching the World Cup of Hockey.The methodical, self-proclaimed boring play of Team Europe has just captured two victories.Three days into the World Cup of Hockey, Europe is the first team to four points and has shown it belongs in this tournament. By beating the United States and the Czech Republic, the European all-star group of players from Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Denmark, Austria, Norway and France sent a message that its not an underdog.Coming in here at 33-1 longshot, the Las Vegas bookies, its a lot of fun, coach Ralph Krueger said. I just never believed those numbers. Weve never used any negative motivators in our process. Its always been about us finding our potential, and the belief that we could match with anybody here at this tournament.Europe has found its potential. Offensive production has come from Germanys Leon Draisaitl, Slovakias Zdeno Chara, Slovenias Anze Kopitar and more.But no one expected even this collection of European stars from non-power countries to come together like this and play like a national team.Theres just complete buy-in on this group, Krueger said. Ive never experienced anything quite like this as a coach in 25 years of head coaching, where a group just bought in so quickly and sacrificed for each other.Players have their native flags stitched on their shoulders, but the NHL-created Team Europe crest isnt something they dreamt of playing for. North Americas Johnny Gaudreau even scoffed at a question about the crest on his jersey on Sunday, because its not something that existed even a year ago.Thats what makes Europes impressive showing at the World Cup even moree impressive. Tug McGraw Jersey. Its 33-to-1 odds were the longest of any team on the board, and Draisaitls overtime goal against the Czech Republic on Monday put Europe on the verge of a spot in the semifinals.Im just so proud of the way the players have come together in this short period of time, how theyre representing their countries on their arms and as a group how weve come together, Krueger said. This is really not luck, guys.Its not luck. Its talent.Slovak goaltender Jaroslav Halak has stopped 63 of 65 shots in his first meaningful games since March because of a groin injury, Chara is doing his job on defense and Kopitar and Marian Hossa are supplying strong play up front. Those players are all NHL stars and together theyve fared better than any one of their national teams would have against this level of competition.Were certainly very excited at what we did so far with the two games, Kopitar said. Were staying in the moment. Weve certainly realized that we have a pretty special thing going here.After winning two games, Krueger proclaimed Europe is not done. A win by Canada in its game against the United States puts Europe into the semifinals, but dont expect this sewn-together all-star team to suddenly think its not a 33-to-1 shot to win the World Cup.Favored Canada awaits Wednesday.Definitely thats going to be a different animal, Hossa said. Its going to be a great measurement of where were at. Obviously theyre huge favorites at home, so well try to surprise them.Just like Europe has surprised everyone so far.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys WholesaleStitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '