Leigh Leopards have got the best player in Super League in Lachlan Lam and he’s ‘almost unplayable’ when he’s in his rich vein of form.
That’s the view of pundit Kevin Brown, who was full of praise for the Papua New Guinea superstar and the Leopards on this week’s The Last Tackle on The Sportsman YouTube channel.
Lam has been one of the standout half-backs in Super League this season, and has helped Leigh reach their first Challenge Cup final since 1971.
The 25-year-old has committed his long-term future to the Leopards this week, signing a contract extension until at least the end of the 2025 season, fending off interest from other Super League clubs and the NRL.
“Well they could do the treble couldn’t they? We are 20 games in, we’re not saying it after four or five games,” Brown said on The Last Tackle.
“They are in the final, they are sat in third and they are still bringing internationals in like Oliver Gildart.
“I honestly believe they’ve got the best player in the comp in Lachlan Lam, he’s that good. When he plays well he’s almost unplayable.
“They’ve got a lot (of players) who are very good. John Asiata is an acquired taste with his tackle tech but forget about his tackling, his ball playing ability for a front-rower (is brilliant)…
“And Lammy, the coach Adrian, what he’s doing with that squad – they are playing a great brand (of rugby).
“They’ve brought the fans in with Scouting for Girls but it has been the product on the field that has kept them coming and has got them so far in the season so it’s been really good.”
Adrian Morley backing Leigh Leopards at Wembley: ‘I hope they can go all the way’
Great Britain legend Adrian Morley also heaped praise on the impressive Leopards, and is backing them to beat Hull KR in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on August 12.
Morley added: “If you said before the season (had started) Leigh would be flying high at Wembley, you’d have thought you were mad.
“But its great, Derek Beaumont (club owner) has done an incredible job down there at Leigh, I’m going to go down to Wembley and cheer the north west team on. I hope they can go all the way.”