Pat Lam to coach Barbarians for clash against England in May

Pat Lam will reunite with Barbarians
Pat Lam will reunite with Barbarians

Bristol Rugby head coach Pat Lam will take in charge of the Barbarians when they face England in the Quilter Cup match on 27th May at Twickenham.

Lam, who switched from Connacht to Bristol at the start of the 2017/18 straightaway enjoyed success with the Ashton Gate outfit helping them to gain promotion back to the Aviva Premiership after winning 19 out of the 20 games in the RFU Championship.

The 49-year-old, whose playing career ended when he captained Barbarians to win over Wales will be hoping to guide the invitation side to win over England for the first time since 2014.

"It’s a great memory so to be asked to be involved again and to coach the Barbarians is a real privilege – I’m really looking forward to it,” said Lam.

"I was blessed to play six times for the Barbarians against England, Wales, Scotland, Australia, and It was such an enjoyable experience.

"I played the game as an amateur and then as a professional and in the Barbarians you get a touch of both. It’s got that old school charm where you spend time building friendships, enjoying what you do on the field and off it, and the quality of players and people you were involved with was great."