Lachlan Lam: Leigh Leopards coach provides latest on future of Papua New Guinea superstar

Josh McAllister
Lachlan Lam, Leigh Leopards

Leigh Leopards head coach Adrian Lam says that the future of star player and son Lachlan Lam is set to be confirmed in the not-too-distant future. 

Lachlan Lam, 25, is enjoying his finest form to date in his career, guiding Leigh to second spot on the Super League table with 12 wins from 18 and just two points behind table toppers Catalans Dragons.

The Papua New Guinea international star has produced the second-most assists this year in Super League with 19, just one behind leader and St Helens full-back Jack Welsby.

Lam has reportedly attracted interest back in the NRL, where he made his professional debut with Sydney Roosters back in 2019, going on to feature 31 times before making the mid-season switch with Leigh in 2022.

A handful of teams in the competition Down Under are looking to bolster their options in the halves in 2024.

Wests Tigers will lose Luke Brooks to Manly Sea Eagles at the end of the year with a four-year deal signed, while Jack Wighton will depart Canberra Raiders for South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Super League clubs will also be looking to add to their squads for 2024, including Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC.

Hull boss Tony Smith has conceded to the fact that he will lose Jake Clifford at the end of the year, via Hull Live, expected to return to former club North Queensland Cowboys on a deal much less than the one offered by the MKM Stadium outfit.

Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer also remain without deals at Headingley Stadium beyond the current campaign.

Leigh Leopards coach addresses Lachlan Lam future

“That’s ongoing, so hopefully there will be some news about that in the near future,” coach Adrian Lam said on Lachlan’s future.

“Not only him, but a few other players at the club, we’ve got to make sure we finalise [deals] and there’s players from the outside that we are trying to bring in that we’ve got to finalise, so it’s ongoing.

“That’s Chris Chester’s job, so he’s doing a good job with all of that.”

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