Tommy, a success of our Academy, made his debut against Salford in February 2011 but it was when Ade Gardner got injured that the youngster came into his own.
He scored 11 tries in his debut season and was given the right wing berth for the 2011 Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos.
The 2012 and 2013 season witnessed Tommy gain a regular staring place on the wing. He scored some magnificent tries and was particularly adept at acrobatic finishes. He also proved to be a reliable goalkicker as well and his high level performances saw him drafted into the the England Knights team in 2013.
His try scoring feats in 2014 resulted in 29 tries and some of the best touchdowns ever seen in a Saints jersey. His midfield take from a Paul Wellens kick in the 2014 Grand Final was the move that sealed the match for the Saints. Once again we were Super League Champions.
Over the next three seasons Tommy honed his skills and gained a well-earned reputation as a superb finished with several stupendous tries and he joined very distinguished company in passing the landmark of 100 tries for the Saints.
The 2018 campaign proved to be a golden affair in the career of Tommy Makinson, particularly on the international front. He scored a sensational try for England in the victory over New Zealand in Denver, Colorado. The end of season test matches against New Zealand saw Tommy voted as the man of the series after scoring a hat trick in the second test at Anfield. Moreover, these performances earned Tommy the Golden Boot award as the International Player of the Year for 2018.
The 2019 campaign once again proved to be a success for Tommy, highlighted by his second Grand final success with his club – including kicking the final points via a wonderful drop goal. Tommy finished the 2019 as the top try scorer in Super League. He won his third Super League title in 2020 and once again played a crucial part in the win as his drop goal attempt re-bounded off the sticks before Jack Welsby grabbed the headlines.
The 2021 season saw Tommy handed a Testimonial year at the Club. He scored 9 times in 18 games – including a crucial try in our Challenge Cup Final win over Castleford at Wembley. He went on to help the Club make it three Grand Final wins in a row – his fourth overall.
In 2022, the star winger added 22 tries and 94 goals to his points tally, taking him over 1,000 points scored for the Saints. He would also kick four goals in the Saints’ Grand Final victory at Old Trafford as part of the #FOURmidable Saints securing a fourth straight Super League title!
Makinson was also part of the squad that secured a historic third World Club Challenge championship in 2023. The wingman would kick a vital conversion as St.Helens saw off Penrith Panthers in their own backyard, and become the first Super League side to win the World Title in Australia!
Profile Last updated 2 Oct 23
Profile Last updated 2 Oct 23