Why Derek Beaumont told Adrian Lam not to attend Sky Sports interview

Leigh Leopards lost their place in the top four when they were beaten by Wigan Warriors on Friday night.

But it wasn’t a game without controversy with Oliver Gildart having a try disallowed fir obstruction.

The on field decision was no try but the video referee couldn’t find sufficient evidence to overturn the decision.

This prompted a lot of unhappiness and according to Brian Carney it was this try that meant Derek Beaumont instructed Adrian Lam not to appear on Sky Sports after the game.

However, Beaumont has set the record straight himself:

“The facts are SKY stood lammy down and said we are doing the presentation we will have to come back to you once that is over.

“I told their producer that we wouldn’t be there at that point as would be addressing our players and would be available after that.

“They weren’t there once we had finished. The press that were there got to speak to lammy. The brief from Sky and RL was interview pre presentation.

“That was available to them and Adrian was present they chose not to do it!”

Leigh were under the pump in the opening quarter except for an early chance when they came up short with Ben Reynolds who was on the inside ball but couldn’t squeeze through.

There was a suspicion of a high tackle and that could have led to the first try had it been given.

Adrian Lam was clearly not happy about this spotted on Sky gesturing for the high tackle.

Shortly after that, Jai Field jinked and weaved his way through the Leigh defence wrong footing a number of Leigh fringe defenders to score the opener.

Down the left against a right edge without Zak Hardaker, Wigan were having plenty of joy and Jake Wardle came up only just short.

Leigh did roll down field for a chance of their own but Oliver Gildart was denied before a stray pass gave Wigan the ball and then a lovely set move saw Jai Field feed Wardle through a gap to score.

Leigh did have another chance but Josh Charnley was bundled into touch by Abbas Miski.

They did eventually get themselves a try after a lovely break down the left with Lachlan Lam finishing off under the stick with Ben Reynolds converting.

The second half depicted two top teams going blow for blow.

Wigan thought they had found a way through the Leopards defence when Jai Field ducked and darted through the defence but he was brought back for obstruction.

Then at the other end of the field straight after this Leigh thought they had scored with a lovely set play but a very slight obstruction was noticed by Liam Moore and insufficient evidence when the video referee looked back meant the try was denied.