Podcast: Lee Briers on NRL ambition, Wigan honour & Super League restructure

Josh McAllister
Lee Briers

Wigan Warriors assistant coach Lee Briers joins host George Riley for this week’s Love Rugby League podcast.

Briers, 44, joined Wigan in October 2021 as part of the club’s new coaching team under boss Matt Peet.

The former international half-back discusses his coaching journey, from leaving Warrington, his chance at Wigan and the unmissable opportunity at Brisbane Broncos.

Briers will make the move to the NRL club as transition coach at the end of 2022, and discusses how he believes things happen for a reason.  

The 23-capped Wales international also makes his predictions for this year’s World Cup, and believes Warrington have a brighter future in 2023. 

Meanwhile, Love Rugby League reporter Josh McAllister joins the show to discuss all the latest.

More on Lee Briers

Born in St Helens, Briers began his playing journey with his hometown club, making his debut in 1997. He made six appearances for the side, and also enjoyed a spell with French side Carcassonne as a teenager.

The half-back made the switch to Warrington in 1998. He made more than 400 appearances for the club until his retirement in 2013, a career spanning 24 years. Briers is the club’s all-team leading points scorer with 2,586 during his 425 appearances.

During his time at the Wolves, Briers won three Challenge Cups as a player, including the Lance Todd Trophy in 2010.

The Warrington legend joined the club’s coaching staff following his retirement until the end of 2021.

Speaking about his coaching journey during the podcast, Briers joined Wigan ahead of the 2022 season after Warrington confirmed his departure following Daryl Powell’s appointment. It was confirmed earlier this month that he would be leaving Wigan at the end of 2022 to join Brisbane Broncos.

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