Lachlan Lam made his first grade debut for the Sydney Roosters in 2019 but this year got the opportunity to start in the No.7 jumper which was a fitting progression for the club's pathways player.
The 22-year-old has played seven games for the tricolours in 2020 and along with Drew Hutchison helped solve an injury crisis after playing six games straight from Rounds 9-14 in the absence of Luke Keary, Kyle Flanagan and Jake Friend.
Lam has been named at 14 for the Roosters clash with Minor Premiers Penrith Panthers in Friday’s qualifying final at Panthers Stadium.
In his seven NRL games, including five off the interchange bench, he has totalled 320 run metres, 177 tackles, eight tackle breaks and 601 kick metres.
In 2019, Lam was plying his trade for the North Sydney Bears in Canterbury Cup NSW, where he played 13 games for seven wins, had four tries, ten try assists and 1,295 run metres.
Round Four proved to be a memorable one after Lam scored a hat-trick for the foundation club in their 42-0 victory over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at North Sydney Oval.
Lam seemed destined for an NRL career after representing the Australian schoolboys and playing for Papua New Guinea at the 2017 World Cup. He is also the son of Roosters great Adrian Lam, who played 146 games for the Roosters including their loss in the 2000 Grand Final against Brisbane Broncos.