# pat lam

Last year
# Punishment
Harlequins prop Joe Marler banned for comments made to Jake Heenan
The 32-year-old has been no stranger to disciplinary action during his career.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season
Kilkenny man Martin Mulhall is joining Pat Lam’s squad this summer.
All time
# Support
Rugby's men in tights get Pat Lam backing
World Rugby’s Law Four was previously only applicable to the women’s game.
# Going nowhere
Pat Lam signs new five-year contract with Bristol Bears
The former Connacht coach has committed his future to the club with a new long-term deal.
# Skipper
'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.
# Crunch time
Pat Lam says Bristol’s Champions Cup hopes ‘on the line’ against Connacht
His side are boosted by the return from injury of their captain Steven Luatua, who makes his first appearance this season.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol
The Irish pair have signed new one-year deals ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
# Irish Abroad
Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success
The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.
# victorious
Pat Lam's Bristol see off Toulon to lift Challenge Cup
The Bears were 32-19 winners tonight, having scored a try in the opening 15 seconds of the game.
# Irish Abroad
'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.
# Familiar faces
Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals
The wing and loosehead prop have signed on until the end of the 2019/20 season.
# Looking Back
'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'
Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.
# Bears
Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis
The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.
# Inisfail
'Even though we're from New Zealand, we had a strong connection to Ireland'
Auckland native Dominic Robertson-McCoy is in his fourth season with Connacht.
# sweet 2016
Quiz: How well do you remember Connacht's title-winning season?
The western province set the Pro12 alight before shocking Leinster in a thrilling final performance.
# Irish Abroad
'It's going to be tough, so this has to be the players' bit of escape'
Bristol Bears’ head of athletic performance, Kevin Geary, explains how the club is training remotely.
# byrne off
Leinster hooker Byrne makes loan move to Pat Lam's Bristol
Pat Lam needed short-term cover at hooker due to an injury to Harry Thacker.
# World Class
Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.
# statement
Lam hails signing of 'world class performer' Radradra
The Fijian international will join Bristol on a three-year deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.
# Irish Abroad
Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam
The 36-year-old Irishman joined the Premiership club as defence coach last year.
# Four more years
Lam signs new long-term deal to stay with Bristol Bears until 2023
The former Connacht head coach will have his title changed to director of rugby.
# Irish Abroad
'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'
30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.
# Pro14 Focus
MacGinty haunts Connacht but Bealham injury not as bad as feared
Andy Friend’s side have refocused rapidly on their play-off pursuit in the Pro14.
# Irish Abroad
Madigan nails 88th-minute conversion to give Lam's Bristol a vital win
The 29-year-old showed his composure at the very death against Northampton.
# Mul
'You have to put your feet in their shoes': John Muldoon's first steps in coaching
After 17 years at the Sportsground, the Connacht legend is now defence coach under Pat Lam at Bristol.
# conor mcphillips
'I always wanted to play for my country. As a coach, I have aspirations to coach at the highest level too'
Former Connacht back Conor McPhillips on following Pat Lam to Bristol, and his future in rugby coaching.
# Connacht Crew
Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership
Former Ireland U19 international Piers O’Conor has been impressed by the likes of Ian Madigan.
# Setback
Shoulder injury sustained against Connacht puts Piutau's Bristol debut on hold
Pat Lam says the former Ulster back is due to see a specialist.
# Impact
Leinster's academy to Bedford to Galway: Farrell finds his feet in Connacht
The 24-year-old was superb in midfield for the western province last season.
# the baa-baas
Ashton runs riot as Lam's Barbarians maul England at Twickenham
Ultan Dillane, Niyi Adeolokun and Denis Buckley all started for the Baa-Baas in their nine-try win this afternoon.
# Baa-Baas
Bundee Aki to captain Pat Lam's Barbarians against England
Ultan Dillane and Niyi Adeolokun are also included for next week’s game at Twickenham.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.
# Old friends
John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach
The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.
# Irish Abroad
Ryan's form continues, Casey's strong start in Grenoble and a US debut for Fawsitt
Here’s how the Irishmen based abroad got on over the weekend.
# Friendly
Keane's tenure up and running as Connacht see off Pat Lam's Bristol
McCabe, Marmion and Scholes crossed in front of a big crowd at the Sportsground.
Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground
The Kiwi watched his side lose out to Wasps in midweek as Connacht’s ‘babies’ came undone in the final quarter.
# hit-out
Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway
New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.
# End of the road
Pat Lam predicts a bright future for Connacht as his four-year tenure comes to an end
The Kiwi coach took charge of his final game of the province yesterday.
Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as Connacht tried to extend their season and hope of playing in the Champions Cup next season.
May 20th 2017, 5:47 PM Carty is smashed behind the gainline. Saints pour in after the breakdown AND WIN THE TURNOVER. FULL-TIME! Northampton 21 Connacht 15
May 20th 2017, 5:35 PM PENALTY! Northampton 21 Connacht 15 (Mallinder ’70)
May 20th 2017, 5:25 PM TRY! Northampton 18 Connacht 15 (Heffernan ’61)
# Test Honours
'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'
Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.