Adrian Lam: Nou Camp experience a huge positive for rugby league globally

Adrian Lam believes every other club will be jealous of Wigan and Catalans playing at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

Super League champions Wigan take on Challenge Cup holders Catalans at FC Barcelona’s iconic Nou Camp on Saturday, 3:30pm (UK time) kick-off.

It will be the first time the Nou Camp has hosted a rugby league match, and Warriors coach Lam believes Saturday will be a monumental day for world rugby league.

Speaking to the press in Barcelona, Lam explained: “When you get to my age after you’ve played rugby, you don’t realise the moment until you get older and look back at some of the moments and memories.

“I’m just trying to get the players to embrace the time they spend here, not only as a rugby league game but to experience the city and spend time together.

“It is the first time rugby league has been played in Barcelona, so it’s a real positive for the sport of rugby league across the world.

“I’ve got some friends that have turned out from Australia, so the game has ticked all of the right boxes.”

Lam wants the Warriors to make the most of their trip to Catalonia’s capital, but is fully focused on taking the victory back to Lancashire.

He added: “The two points is really important for us, definitely.

“But I can’t stress enough about how important it is for us to spend time together as a group and get around the city as well.

“A good performance will certainly help us with where we are in the season.”

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