In the first Challenge Cup Final since 1986 without Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and St Helens, Leigh Leopards defeated Hull KR at Wembley.
It was a great moment for the Leopards as the won their first Challenge Cup since 1971.
It shows the brilliance of Adrian Lam who has now won four trophies in the two seasons he’s spent with the Leopards and there is no reason to say that the couldn’t win a further two more in 2023.
So, it is no surprise that Lam is now the interest of NRL clubs according to the Mole of Wide World of Sports.
In fact, one NRL chairman believes Adrian Lam will be an NRL coach in the future “for sure.”
“What he has done with Leigh has the rugby league world talking – he is a future first grade coach here for sure,” he said to the Mole.
“He has been there, done that as a player and a coach and could be a breath of fresh air to a club looking for a new face in the next couple of years.”
That being said, Lam underlined after the cup final his commitment to the club.
“Maybe one day, yeah. I think so. I’m the happiest coach in the world at the moment, too. I love my job that I do. I drive to work every morning,” he said when asked.
“I feel so happy that I’m there and I’m resigning there for another year. I don’t want to go anywhere else. It’s just, you know, some great memories are getting, it’s hard to want to think about leaving to be honest at the moment because of what they’re achieving and I don’t want to go anywhere and I don’t want to even think about it.
“If that opportunity comes up, we’ll deal with it when it does but for now, you know, I’m grateful that we’ve brought some civil way back to Leigh. It’s been a very long time. They haven’t had much to cheer about and, you know, I think, you know, imagine how happy they’re going to be on that drive back tonight or tomorrow morning and they’ve got this, something to talk about, you know, they’re saying we’re not just a bus stop anymore and all that sort of stuff.
“Yeah, just very grateful for what we have, the people around us, and we’ve just got to keep getting better as we go.”
So it seems Lam is here for the time being. In fact both Lams are at the club long term and that is bad news for Super League.