Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract with Bristol. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bristol head coach Pat Lam has signed a new four-year contract, the Gallagher Premiership club have annnounced. New Zealander Lam, who joined Bristol(...)

Ian Madigan will join Bristol from   Bordeaux-Begles in a deal worth over €1.5 million over three years. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland international outhalf Ian Madigan has signed a three-year deal worth over €1.5 million to join Pat Lam at Bristol. After publicly expressing (...)

It is understood that Bristol have offered Pat Lam an annual salary in the region of €750,000, dwarfing his wages at Connacht or indeed any other coach in Irish rugby, including Joe Schmidt.

Both the timing of Pat Lam’s announcement that he is leaving Connacht at the end of the season, and his next port of call, namely Bristol, will have s(...)