Adrian Lam has no complaints over golden point rule

Wigan coach Adrian Lam revealed he likes the golden point concept and didn’t complain over being denied a point because of the new rule.

The Warriors lost 23-22 against Hull FC in golden point extra-time at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It was the first game to be decided by golden point since the ruling was brought into Super League this year.

When asked his thoughts on the golden point rule, Lam replied: “I don’t mind it, I think it’s great for entertaining rugby league.

“It’s probably not the best idea when you are on the wrong end of it, but we had a kick to win the game at the end, so it was in our control.

“It went to golden point and we had a plan in place, but we laid down in the ruck on tackle four, they got a penalty and that was it. It reflected what our attitude was throughout the match.

“We started flat and we were flat through the whole game. They battled hard at the end to get the kick to win the game but there weren’t good signs at all throughout the match.”

In the build-up to the game, Lam thought his side would not suffer a World Club Challenge ‘hangover’ but admitted that his side’s attitude was poor against Hull.

“The way they started it seemed like there was [a World Club Challenge hangover],” Lam commented.

“It was another slow start again and the week’s preparation didn’t reflect any of that, so I didn’t see it coming.

“We knew Hull were always come here with that in mind and they probably saw a scalp after the World Club Challenge. I just felt our attitude was down a bit and weren’t true to the values of this club.

“We included new few faces to try and freshen it up, but we just looked flat the whole time. We couldn’t get out of second gear and that affected everything else. We weren’t affective in defence and we didn’t carry strong.”

Lam revealed Ben Flower suffered a rolled ankle and Joe Greenwood took a knock to the head in the game.

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