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Salford loan Wigan's Tomkins

Wigan Warriors hooker Logan Tomkins has joined Salford Red Devils on a month's loan, the club have confirmed.

The 21-year-old has made just five appearances in the Super League this season, including three starts, having found himself second choice at No 9 behind Michael McIlorum.

Tomkins, the younger brother of former Wigan players Sam and Joel, will be allowed to play against his parent club but will not feature in the Devils' Tetley's Challenge Cup tie with Widnes Vikings on April 27.

Warriors boss Kris Radlinski said: "This agreement will allow Logan the opportunity to get some important game time in the Super League over the next four weeks.

"We are comfortable for Logan to join Salford and know he will be looked after by their staff. With the versatility of George Williams and Sam Powell set to return shortly after injury we feel we have cover in the hooking and half-back role.

"Logan will also benefit from the experience of playing some first-team rugby elsewhere in a different environment for a short while."

Like his older brothers, Tomkins rose through the Wigan youth teams and has made 14 appearances in total since his debut against Widnes in 2012.

Brother Sam left Wigan to join NRL side New Zealand Warriors for a world record fee last year, while Joel switched to rugby union when he joined Saracens in 2011.