Adrian Lam on why he chose Leigh Centurions

Steven Hughes

Adrian Lam will leave Wigan at the end of the season

New Leigh Head Coach Adrian Lam believes the club has the best facilities, not just the Championship, but the Super League as well.

Lam was unveiled as Centurions Head Coach earlier this week after leaving Wigan Warriors. The 51-year-old spent three seasons in charge at Wigan, helping them win a League Leaders Shield.

He also reunites with former teammate Chris Chester, who is the Director of Rugby at the club.

Talking to LCTV, Lam said about the opportunity: “There was two opportunities to go back home to Australia after I left Wigan.

“The conversation with Chris (Chester) really changed everything around for me.

“I know you (Leigh) have the best facilities in the Super League, let alone the Championship. As an organisation, it’s as good as it gets.

“When I turn up and have a look at the field we train on, it is just a great facility. And that is just the base of who we want to be moving forward.

“I think its a great challenge to come to a club here, and help with Chris’ backing, get players in and drive us in the right direction.

“That excites me, and I will learn a lot on the way.”

The challenge ahead for Lam

As it stands, Lam’s first game in charge will come in the Championship, when the Centurions welcome Whitehaven on 29th January.

The Centurions will be aiming for an instant return to the Super League, following their relegation in 2021. In that season, they won only two matches.

In 2020, the Centurions had started the season with four wins out four, before the season was voided. Only them, Toulouse and Featherstone had perfect records at the time.

Their final Championship match was a 34-20 win over Halifax at Leigh Sports Village.

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