Lachlan Lam: Leigh Leopards ‘confident’ of keeping Papua New Guinea ace despite NRL and Super League interest

Drew Darbyshire
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Leigh coach Adrian Lam is ‘confident’ that superstar Lachlan Lam will remain with the club beyond this season despite interest from the NRL and Super League.

Papua New Guinea international Lachlan Lam has been in exceptional form for Leigh this season and is currently Super League’s Player of the Month.

The 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is attracting interest from both sides of the world, according to his father and current coach Adrian.

Last week, News Corp reported that NRL side Canberra Raiders are interested in signing Lachlan for next season, but Adrian responded to those reports by saying he is confident his son will remain with the Leopards next season.

Speaking after 28-16 win over Hull on Friday, Leigh coach Adrian Lam said: “We are still working hard on keeping him here.

“There is interesting coming from all over the place at the moment, even in Super League, so we are trying to fend it all off as we do but that’s what you get when you are playing good rugby, you get interest from around the place.

“I’m confident that he’ll stay here next year but we’ll have to wait and see. Hopefully we can get that finalised in the next couple of weeks.”

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Lam was an important part of Leigh’s promotion-winning campaign from the Championship after arriving midway through last season from Sydney Roosters in the NRL.

And he has taken his game to another level in 2023, with Leigh sitting third in the Super League table and in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

“He’s enjoying his time here and is developing as a player under some good coaching!” Adrian laughed.

“We anticipate this as well. There’s Tom Amone that might be looked at soon, he’s contracted to us but he wants to play in the NRL, he’s done all of that.

“In regards to Lachlan, if you are watching him play every week, he could be doing this in the NRL too but he’s doing a great job here.

“He’s loving life here at the moment, he’s a big part of the group, he’s one of the leadership players so nothing is going to change just yet, let’s hope.”

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