Connacht Rugby Announce Pat Lam’s Replacement

Connacht have confirmed Kieran Keane will join the province as head coach ahead of the 2017/18 season on a three-year contract.

The former All Black joins Connacht from Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs, where he currently works as Assistant Coach to Dave Rennie.

Commenting on the move, Keane said:

“During my recent trip to the West of Ireland, I had the chance to meet many people within Connacht Rugby and I was immediately taken by the genuine passion they have for the people they represent and the ambition they have to achieve so much more.
“It was clear very early on in our discussions that Connacht Rugby was a good fit for me and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead and to working with the players and everyone associated with the club.”

Connacht CEO Willie Ruane believes Keane will fit in well with the province: “Following a rigorous process, we are delighted to be able to confirm the appointment of Kieran as our new head coach.

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