Sam Tomkins is New Zealand bound.

Sam Tomkins is New Zealand bound. Photo: Getty Images

Marquee Warriors signing Sam Tomkins sees week-in, week-out consistency as the area for greatest improvement in his game as he looks ahead to playing in the NRL.

The England and Wigan fullback arrived in Auckland on Monday for a week of promotional activity before his permanent shift to the city next month on a three-year deal.

He points to greater intensity as a key difference between the NRL and English Super League, where he says it's possible to identify tough and easy months on the fixture calendar. ''In the NRL, every single week is a big game, so that's going to be the main adjustment,'' he said. ''The competition is that tough you have to play out of your skin every week if you want to be a stand-out player.''

Tomkins, 24, leaves Wigan after six seasons during which he demonstrated his try-scoring ability by touching down 144 times in 151 games.

While he is one of the Warriors' most high-profile signings, Tomkins played down any added weight on his shoulders to perform.

''I'm coming here to play the best possible rugby I can and do everything I can for the team,'' Tomkins said.

AAP