Pat Lam

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Director of Rugby

Pat Lam became Director of Rugby in 2019 after steering Bristol to a highest top flight finish for a promoted club in twelve years.

Lam led Connacht to their first ever major trophy in 2016, winning the Pro12 title.

A Samoan international during his playing days, Lam won the 1997-98 Premiership with Newcastle Falcons and the 2000 Heineken Cup as captain of Northampton Saints.

Lam spent five years as head coach of Auckland and four years as Head Coach of Blues Super Rugby, before joining Connacht in 2013.

In his first season at the helm, Lam led Bristol to an immediate return to the Gallagher Premiership with an impressive 21 wins out of 22, before taking the top flight by storm with his dynamic brand of rugby as the Bears finished just five points off the play-offs.

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