Adrian Lam confirms “a lot” of signings to arrive at Leigh Centurions in 2023 as he outlines Super League goals

In 2023, Leigh will enjoy their fourth season in Super League after they beat Batley last night 44-12 to secure their place in the top flight for next season.

The aim is to try and do something the Centurions have never done before and avoid relegation playing in back-to-back Super League seasons.

On the face of it, Leigh have the players to make a real go of it in 2023 with stars like Lachlan Lam and Edwin Ipape set to make them a force to be reckoned with come next season.

However, there has been a major suggestion that the Leigh team will be very different next year to the one who got them promoted last night with two many overseas players when compared with the Super League quota spots.

That said, though Leigh will have to lose some of their stars, it seems that they have already secured some signings for 2023 which will go some way to replacing those they lose in the off season such as Nene MacDonald who is widely expected to join Leeds in 2023.

However, coach Adrian Lam spoke on Premier Sports last night about how difficult it has been for the club to recruit next year not knowing if they’ll be in Super League: “Trying to recruit and sign players when you’re not guaranteed a Super League position and you’re talking Super League contracts, it’s something that needs to change going forward with the Championship.”

Despite this making things more difficult, Lam didn’t want to talk about relegation believing Leigh have had the necessary investment to thing bigger.

He confirmed that there is “a lot of players” coming to the club next year live on Premier Sports: “For me I don’t want to talk about the relegation side of things, I won’t go down that path. I’m more about building and having that belief in what we do and making everyone understand what we want to do.

“We’ve invested well, there’s a lot of players coming next year. We have an understanding with the owners of where we want to be and as long as we get the right people into positions but there will be a bit of a rotation of players.”

These are widely expected to include British players like Tom Briscoe of Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves trio Rob Mulhern, Matt Davis and Jack Hughes though none have been confirmed.

They would sustained Leigh’s squad as they lose the likes of MacDonald, Sam Stone, Krisnan Inu potentially to retirement and others ahead of next year to fit within the quota rules.

Meanwhile, Ricky Leutele is expected to join from Huddersfield and in doing so take a quota spot. Though Catalans Dragons may have something to say about that.

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Jay
Jay
2 months ago

This must be so encouraging to the Leigh Players, who won them promotion, trust Lam has realised, Super League has much stricter rules and rules, with constant monitoring, and a strong limit with a Salary Cap! No, what has been a completely unfair advantage with weak rules in The Championship, like Leigh had this last season.