Pat Lam

Patrick Richard Lam (born 29 September 1968) is a rugby union coach and former player. He is currently Director of Rugby at Bristol Bears in England's Premiership Rugby.

Pat Lam
Birth namePatrick Richard Lam
Date of birth (1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 53)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (15.0 st; 209 lb)
SchoolSt Peter's College
Notable relative(s)Dylan Mika (cousin) Ben Lam (nephew) Jack Lam (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Director of Rugby
Current team Bristol Bears
All Black No. 928
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–1996 Marist Brothers Old Boys ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–1998
1998–2001
2001–2002
Newcastle Falcons
Northampton Saints
Newcastle Falcons

43
54

(45)
(100)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–1994
1995–1996
Auckland
North Harbour
30
16
()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996 Crusaders 3 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987
1989
1991–1999
1992
New Zealand Schools
New Zealand Colts[1]
Samoa
New Zealand

3
34

(0)
(25)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1989 New Zealand
Teams coached
Years Team
2003
2004–2008
2006
2009–2012
2012
2013–2017
2017–
Scotland (Assistant)
Auckland
Pacific Islanders
Blues
Samoa
Connacht
Bristol Bears
Correct as of 2 March 2018

Born in New Zealand, he represented New Zealand in schools and under-21 rugby. He played for Auckland, North Harbour, Crusaders, Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints. He also won 25 caps for Samoa, including at the 1991, 1995 and 1999 World Cups. His usual position was number 8.

Since retiring as a player he has coached teams including Auckland and Connacht.


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