Former Wigan Warriors assistant coach arrives at new club

When many think of Lee Briers, they think of Briers the player.

An outstanding halfback, he nearly guided Wales to a shock Rugby League World Cup semi-final win over Australia in 2000 but of course his legacy is mainly with the Warrington Wolves.

He played 425 games for the Wire scoring 154 tries and nailing nearly a thousand goals.

Briers was at the heart of the Wolves side who finally began delivering silverware after so many years of promise.

He won the Challenge Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2012 as well as winning the League Leaders’ Shield in 2011 with one of the best league campaigns Super League has seen.

The 2012 season finally saw Briers and Warrington play in a Grand Final but despite leading 18-14 midway through the second half, the Wolves would come up short against Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.

In 2013, the Wolves returned to Manchester for the decider and looked set to become only the fifth side to lift the Super League trophy when they led 16-2 but injuries to Joel Monaghan and Stefan Ratchford saw Wigan Warriors battle back to a 30-16 win.

That would prove to be his final game as he headed into retirement leading to him becoming a coach and Briers would show his quality as a coach when he joined Wigan ahead of this year revitalising an attack which had let the Warriors down in 2021.

The Warriors had the best attack in 2022 and Briers impressed so much that he earnt a move to the Brisbane Broncos and Briers has now landed in Australia and begun work as assistant at Suncorp Stadium.

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