Pat Lam Raids Connacht As Key Man Set To Join Him At Bristol
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Pat Lam has raided Connacht.
Bristol have announced the appointment of Connacht’s Conor McPhillips as an assistant coach for next season.
McPhillips will join up with his current Connacht boss Pat Lam, who takes the coaching reins at Bristol this summer.
The 36-year-old joined Connacht’s backroom staff in 2010 as head of performance analysis, before moving into the coaching set-up as a backs and attack specialist.
“I have many great memories after 15 years with Connacht Rugby, as a player, performance analyst and coach,” McPhillips said.
“It was with Connacht that I got my first opportunity to move in to coaching and it’s been an incredibly rewarding time working as part of the backroom team.
“The relationships I’ve built here and the friends I’ve made will be what I miss most but I feel the time is right to challenge myself as a coach in a new environment.”