Bristol's director of rugby Pat Lam has signed a new long-term contract at the Gallagher Premiership club.
The former Connacht coach has put pen to paper on a five-year extension will keep him at Ashton Gate until the summer of 2028.
Lam led the Bears to a third placed finish in the English top flight last season and to their European Challenge Cup triumph in 2020.
“It’s an absolute honour to continue as director of rugby at Bristol Bears,” former Samoa player Lam said of his new deal.
“To have the opportunity to work with a great group of people, and to represent our community with pride and love is very special.
“While we have come a long way in the last four years, I am really excited by what is still to come as we challenge all of us individually and collectively to raise the bar every day.
“I genuinely believe that now we have all our Men, Women and Academy aligned as one club, we are poised to bring a lot of inspiration and success, on and off the field, for many years ahead and I feel very humbled to be a part of it.”
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