Wigan Warriors’ George Williams can reach “the next level”, says Adrian Lam

George Williams helped England to a series victory against New Zealand. Picture: SWPix
George Williams helped England to a series victory against New Zealand. Picture: SWPix

Adrian Lam is confident he can take marquee man George Williams to the “next level”.

Williams backed up Wigan’s Grand Final triumph by helping England to a series win against New Zealand.

But Lam thinks the 24-year-old can scale new heights under his watch.

“I’m excited most about helping him, I’ve probably come into his life at a good time,” said Lam, who played halfback for Queensland and Sydney Roosters before arriving at Wigan in 2001.

“He’s doing a good job for England but I think the relationship we’ll have can take him to the next level.”

The disappointment for Lam will be he will have to wait at least a month before he can start working with Williams – Wigan’s six internationals (four from England, two from France) only report back for pre-season just before Christmas.

Lam is open to the idea of recruiting an additional halfback for 2019, especially as Tommy Leuluai – who finished the year in the role, having switched from hooker with Sam Powell – has indicated he would prefer to play No.9.

“We’ll make some decisions pretty soon,” added Lam, whose existing halfback options are Powell, Jake Shorrocks, Josh Woods or utility Morgan Escare.