Kumul No.7 not ruling out switch to Wigan to reunite with father
KUMULS and Sydney Roosters star Lachlan Lam is open to an English Super League switch to reunite with his father and Wigan coach Adrian Lam next year.
At one stage, the former Marcellin College student was tipped as the heir apparent to former Rooster Cooper Cronk’s halfback role.
But Lam has since fallen down the pecking order at the National Rugby League (NRL) back-to-back premiers following the arrival of Kyle Flanagan from the Cronulla Sharks.
He has been named on Rooster coach Trent Robinson’s extended bench since the start of the season after recovering from a wrist injury.
The 22-year-old, who lined up for Papua New Guinea at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, told The National from Sydney, Australia, yesterday that he was not ruling out a switch to the 2018 Super League champions.
A veteran of four games for the Roosters, Lam’s contract expires at the end of this season.
“I haven’t thought that far ahead,” said the Clovelly Crocodiles junior, whose younger brother Bailey joined the Wigan Warriors’ academy at the start of the year.
“At the moment, I’m just trying to think week in, week out although the idea of being coached by my dad again does interest me a lot.
“I have fully recovered from a dislocated wrist that I picked up late last year.
“The body is feeling good.
“We have been in full training for almost four weeks now and I am feeling fit and ready.
“Hopefully, I can play more games going forward.”