A livewire player during his playing days and a steely hard-nosed coach at Wigan, Adrian Lam will embark on a new journey as Leigh Centurions’ head coach.

Lam enjoyed some success at Wigan and came ever so close to taking out the Super League title.

Able to get the best out of that group of players, he has a chance to do the same at Leigh.

Lam is currently an assistant coach with the Australian Kangaroos side and the club is pleased to have him.

Chris Chester, Leigh’s Head of Rugby, is someone who knows Lam well having played with him at Wigan.

“Adrian’s signing is a real signal of intent by the Club,” Chester said.

“He’s an ex-Super League Coach of the Year and the current Australia assistant coach.

“He was a fantastic international player and he’s coached at the highest level, both here and overseas.”

Adrian Lam during his playing days at the Sydney Roosters

With Leigh looking to get promotion back into the Super League, Lam is excited at the opportunity and determined to make that happen.

“I am really looking forward to the challenge and am excited to be involved,” Lam said.

“The target is for us to get promoted back into Super League.”

Although the Championship is different from the Super League, Lam has the same coaching expectations of Leigh as he did of Wigan.

“It’s a different level for me but I have the same expectations as I would have with a Super League club in that I want the club to do well,” Lam continued.

“Leigh Centurions is a proud club and I am looking forward to being part of its history.

“I am also looking forward to learning all about the town and meeting everyone.”

Adrian Lam working with the Papua New Guinea national side

By ricky

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