- Head Coach
Pat Lam took over as Head Coach of Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2017/18 season.
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.
A coach with a burgeoning reputation and an impressive CV, Lam spent five years as head coach of Auckland and four years as Head Coach of Blues Super Rugby, before joining Connacht in 2013.