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Posted Tuesday, May 18th 2021

‘A crazy, crazy game’ - Lam

Pat Lam lauded the Ashton Gate faithful after they roared his side on to a record victory over Gloucester in a game that saw 10 tries ruled out.

More than 3,000 supporters were in attendance as the Bears ran in five tries on their way to a 39-7 win – and the Director of Rugby reflected on ‘a crazy game.’

'The noise was incredible'

"First of all, we have to acknowledge the crowd it was it awesome. It was a crazy, crazy, game.

"We knew there was going to be noise, but we didn't know it was going to be that type of noise. It has been a long time since we have had that and all credit to the Bristol fans. We got the win and the five points, which was important.”

Kyle Sinckler, Andy Uren, Jake Kerr, Charles Piutau, Callum Sheedy and Alapati Leiua were all denied tries by the TMO or their own handling errors – and Lam said his side will need to be more clinical as the business end of the season approaches.

"We are realistic enough to know that those tries we had wiped off highlight [the fact] that we weren't clinical.

"The crowd and the noise was awesome, and possibly the boys tried to put a show on.

"But there were so many opportunities that we blew. For the team we want to be, we have got to tidy up those errors."

"We just talked about it as a group, we acknowledged the good things, but we need to be a lot more clinical going into the business end of the season.”


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