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Pat Lam
Samoa
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Full name Patrick Richard Lam
Born September 29, 1968, Auckland
Current age 45 years 338 days
Major teams Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints, Samoa
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 209 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1991-1999 34 34 0 25 5 0 0 0 15 17 2 47.05
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-1999 10 10 0 10 2 0 0 0 5 5 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Samoa at Cardiff, Oct 6, 1991 match details
Last Test Scotland v Samoa at Murrayfield, Oct 20, 1999 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2002 97 86 11 145 29 0 0 0 67 29 1 69.58
Newcastle Falcons 1997-2002 43 33 10 45 9 0 0 0 30 12 1 70.93
Northampton Saints 1998-2001 54 53 1 100 20 0 0 0 37 17 0 68.51
Profile

New Zealand's loss was Samoa's gain in the case of back-rower Pat Lam, as he traded All Black for the blue of the Islanders after failing to win a Test cap. He played only once for the All Blacks, in a 1991 tour game, but won 34 caps for Samoa and played at three World Cups.

He made his international bow for Samoa in their famous 16-13 upset of Wales at the 1991 tournament, eventually captaining his country. The hard edge that he possessed from years in New Zealand provincial rugby served him well as a leader and in the hard-fought back-row battleground.

His retirement from the international game came following the 1999 World Cup, and a try in another upset of Wales. He continued to excel at club level and as well as turning out for Newcastle Falcons he lifted the Heineken Cup with Northampton in 2000.

Following his retirement he returned to New Zealand, first taking the coaching reins of the Auckland Air New Zealand Cup side and eventually the Blues Super Rugby franchise.

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Connacht confirm Lam appointment (Jan 12, 2013) Greats set for Hall of Fame honour (Jul 19, 2012) Kirwan replaces Lam at the Blues (Jul 17, 2012) NZRU boss Tew backs Lam (Apr 12, 2012) Lam upset by racist abuse (Apr 11, 2012) Pat Lam news and articles (17) »
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Jul 17, 2012
Pat Lam speaks to the media
Pat Lam speaks to the media
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Apr 11, 2012
Blues coach Pat Lam fights back tears at a press huddle
Blues coach Pat Lam fights back tears at a press huddle
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Apr 9, 2012
Blues coach Pat Lam fields questions from the media
Blues coach Pat Lam fields questions from the media
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Mar 8, 2012
Blues coach Pat Lam talks to the media
Blues coach Pat Lam talks to the media
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