Blues get a helping of lam(b)

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 3 Jul 2008 at 10:35
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Auckland coach and former All Black Pat Lam has been appointed coach of Super 14 team the Blues, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said on Thursday.

Lam, 39, the current coach of the Auckland provincial side, replaces David Nucifora, who returned to Australia to head the Australian Rugby Union’s (ARU) high performance unit.

“I have aspired to coach a team in the Rebel Sport Super 14, ideally the Blues. That opportunity has arrived and I’m delighted,” Lam said in a statement.

Lam has spent four years with the Auckland, who last year captured New Zealand’s top two rugby competitions – the national championship and Ranfurly Shield.

The Blues finished sixth in this season’s Super 14 competition, which they have won three times in the past when it was the Super 12.

Lam was also assistant coach with Scotland in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. As a looseforward he played for Auckland, Manu Samoa and had one match for the All Blacks in 1992.


  • Good luck Pat.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.07.08 11:18:18 by AK ( Bull in Shark clothing ) Reply
    AK ( Bull in Shark clothing )Academy recruit
  • Rob

    The title to this thread is really corny!!! :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.07.08 11:56:50 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • And the sad part about this is that the LIONS wontr even be able to beat them regardless of this…LoL

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.07.08 12:11:21 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • @Hmmm (Comment 3) : Lions will be lucky to beat an egg never mind an animal or a colour coached by a lam(b)

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.07.08 13:21:02 by Ragged Reply

    RaggedVodacom Cup player
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : thanks… it took me all of 0.3 seconds to think it up ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.07.08 13:33:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 4) :

    Yeh I know….sad sad sad….

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.07.08 13:50:06 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    That long…jinne but you are slow these days….

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.07.08 13:55:10 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player

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