Championship promotion-chasers Leigh have made a huge statement of intent by signing Papua New Guinea superstar Lachlan Lam until the end of 2023.
The 24-year-old half-back has made 31 appearances for the Roosters since making his NRL debut in 2019. However, he has found chances limited at Trent Robinson’s side this season, having not played a first-grade game.
Lam said: “I’m excited to be joining Leigh Centurions. I’ve seen the success of the team this year and coming over to link up with dad will be something we’ve not done for a real long time. I’m really excited to be doing that.
“We had some special memories when we were younger and I’m looking forward to doing that now. I can’t wait to get over and meet everybody, and help the club achieve its goals.”
Leigh head of rugby delighted to Lachlan Lam coup
Centurions head of rugby Chris Chester said: “It is a fantastic signing for the club. It’s another signing that shows our intent. We are recruiting top quality NRL players, and they are coming over here to make a difference.
“Lachlan will make a big difference to our squad for the rest of the year and for 2023. He fits perfectly into our recruitment policy, and we can build a club around players like Lachlan.”
Chester pays tribute to owner Beaumont
Chester thanked the continued investment of club owner Derek Beaumont, who has made no secret of his ambitions to make Leigh a successful Super League club.
He said: “But for the support of Derek financially, signings like this would be impossible.
“It is fantastic for the town and the game that Derek is willing to back the club in the way that he does.
“It is amazing the support he has given the club over the years, and we look forward to rewarding him and his family for his ongoing commitment.”