It was reported this morning by the The world of sport that Leigh Centurions head coach Adrian Lam was set to join Wayne Bennett’s coaching staff for the Dolphins’ first season in 2023 with the goal of permanently taking the reins when Bennett permanently hangs up his press -papers.
As well as being Leigh’s current boss – tasked with securing promotion to the Super League on first request – the former PNG international halfback is also Mal Meninga’s assistant coach with the Australian national team.
However, the club – when approached by Serious About Rugby League – dismissed the allegations, calling them “fake news” – in the same way that Lam dismissed claims that his son joined him at Leigh. Sports Village.
Lam was voted Betfred Super League Coach of the Year 12 months ago after being in charge of the Warriors for the past three seasons before his move to Leigh, leading them within 80 minutes of the Grand Final of his first year.
In 2020, Wigan raised the shield of the League leaders but lost to St Helens in a dramatic grand finale, with Lam and Wigan going their separate ways when their contract ended at the end of the 2021 season.
He is now working alongside rugby manager Chris Chester to help rebuild the club after their relegation.