LACHLAN Lam reckons Leigh Leopards can still dream of a Grand Final debut when they put their Super League season on the line at Hull KR on tonight (Friday).

The winners of this elimination play-off semi-final will be 80 minutes away from Old Trafford.

Adrian Lam’s side has won just two of its six games since beating Rovers to lift the Challenge Cup on August 12.

The Robins ended their regular season with five straight wins including a a 52-10 victory over the Leopards on August 25.

But Leigh had prevailed on their three previous meetings this year, including the historic Wembley victory.

“We have worked very hard this year and we deserve to keep going in this competition,” said Lam, one of five Leopards represented in the 2023 Super League Dream Team.

“We travel to Hull KR with that in mind. But we have got to stick to what we do.

“When we have done that this year we have had some good success. So, the formula is no different-we have just got to be us.

“We are all competitors and any loss hurts no matter what the score,” said Lam of the humbling at Craven Park.

On his Dream Team recognition Lam, joined by Josh Charnley, Edwin Ipape, John Asiata and Tom Amone, added: “It is very special but something I hadn’t thought about at the start of the year.

“I came over here to enjoy myself and good things have happened along the journey so far.”

Lam senior, who made three successive Dream Team appearances in the early Noughties, reckons Leigh could have had supplied two more players to this season’s selection.

“I know there is a lot of controversy about having so many players in there,” he agreed. “But who do you replace those players with that have had a better season in those positions?

“I don’t think too many and in fact Robbie Mulhern was unlucky not to make it and so too Kai O’Donnell.”

On his son’s first appearance Lam smiled: “He is not as good as his dad yet but he is certainly on his way. He has had a super year and is getting better every week.”

Zak Hardaker’s season is over after undergoing hand surgery earlier this week. However, there’s a glimmer of hope over skipper Asiata’s hamstring issue.

*Leigh Leopards moved a step closer to promotion to group one of the Betfred Women’s Super League after a 28-10 play-off semi-final win over Salford.

Leopards will now face Barrow-winners over Featherstone- in the final at York on October 8.