ADRIAN Lam declared Leigh’s win at Warrington as the perfect overture to the new Betfred League season.

Lam’s Leopards ran in five tries during a 28-12 success over Sam Burgess’s Wolves, giving 29 players a work out in Joe Philbin’s Testimonial.

Now, the Super League opener against Huddersfield Giants at Leigh Sports Village on February 16 can’t come soon enough.

“We got out of it just what we needed,” agreed happy Lam. “Everyone got a little time and the best part was we got through injury free.

“The win wasn’t the most important thing but a win is always a good result.

“I thought everyone went well though we are not going to get ahead of ourselves.

“We feel like we are in a good place but let’s see how we go when the season starts.”

Australian half back Matt Moylan marked his Leigh debut with a first half try while centre Ricky Leutele made his first appearance since suffering neck and spinal injuries against Salford last July.

“As the season goes on, Matt will find his form,” added Lam. “Once he understands what it is about here, he and Lokie (Lachlan Lam) will get our game together really well.

“I am looking forward to that. He is a leader off the field, speaks a lot and brings some knowledge with him. If we get him and Lokie firing that will make us better.”

Leutele’s successful return to action puts him in line for an appearance against former club Giants.

“Ricky is a big part of how we want to play, both in attack and defence,” confirmed the Leigh boss. “There were some good signs from him.”

Frankie Halton also returned after his own injury issues while additionally to Moylan there were other first appearances from: Owen Trout, Ben McNamara, Louis Brogan and Jack Darbyshire.

Josh Charnley and Zak Hardaker touched down and Hardaker booted two goals as Leopards led 12-6 at the break.

They stretched that lead to 22-6 with Moylan and Umyla Hanley also crossing. Tom Nisbet then closed the game on a high with Leopards’ fifth try. Ed Chamberlain and Ben McNamara booted a goal apiece.

Huddersfield have played three pre-season games including a final outing at Castleford last Sunday resulting in a 20-14 home win *Leigh Leopards’ new reserve team will face Leeds Rhinos in their first game of the Reserve grade on March 9 though the venue has still to be confirmed.

*Leigh have confirmed the passing of Club Life President and former chairman and director Brian Bowman in a Leigh care home, aged 88.

Leopards game against Huddersfield will be a tribute to Brian’s life in Leigh and the success he brought through his dedication and commitment to the club, supported by his late wife, Marian.