Lam to leave Connacht for Bristol next summer

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Lam guided Connacht to the Pro12 title last year

He's set to begin his new role from the start of the 2017-18 season

Pat Lam has been appointed Bristol's rugby union head coach from next summer.

The former Samoa forward will leave Connacht - who he guided to the Pro12 title last season.

Bristol's acting head coach Mark Tainton will stay at Ashton Gate as part of Lam's backroom staff.

The club's currently bottom of the Premiership, without a win from 10 matches.

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