Sadly for Connacht, Lam’s decision was a no-brainer

Connacht was the miracle job for the New Zealander, but Bristol is the dream job

11th December, 2016
Pat Lam at a press conference last week to announce his sudden departure from Connacht Picture: Inpho

There are times when we look for a story where there is none, raking at the soil only to find yet more clay lying below. Pat Lam and his exit from Irish rugby are a fine example.

Look at this another way though, and it all becomes quite obvious and troublingly simple.

Lam’s present and soon to be his past is Connacht, a mere speck of a club on the modern rugby landscape, punching above...

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