Jack Lam

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Jack Lam
Nickname Jack
Date of birth (1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb; 227 lb)
School St Edmund's College
Notable relative(s)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2014– Bristol 27 (85)
Correct as of 8 May 2016
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Correct as of 21 October 2013
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2011–14 Hurricanes 53 (15)
Correct as of 13 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2013– Samoa 21 (15)
Correct as of 19 November 2016

Jack Lam (born 18 November 1987) is a New Zealand born Samoan rugby union player who plays as a flanker for Bristol.

Lam played 7 matches for Tasman in 2008 before shifting north to Waikato in 2009.[1] He has international experience for the Samoan national team as well with the Australian Secondary Schools side.

Early life[edit]

Lam was born in Hamilton but moved to Wellington at an early age and then across to Canberra where he attended St Edmund's College. He made the Australian Secondary Schools’ side two years running in 2004 and 2005. He is a cousin of former All Black and Samoan international Pat Lam. Lam's first year in the Australian Schools team was at centre, before he was converted into a loose forward the following year and made the team again as a flanker.

Domestic career[edit]

Lam made his debut for Tasman in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup competition, starting at number 7 against Bay of Plenty.

After getting seven starts for Tasman in 2008, Lam returned to the Waikato, to be part of the 2009 Chiefs Wider Training Squad. He also went on to make his first appearance for Waikato again starting in the number 7 position against Southland.

Lam continued his career with Waikato during the 2010 ITM Cup, mainly starting at openside flanker. At the end of 2010, Lam signed with the Wellington Super Rugby franchise the Hurricanes for 2011.

Lam ended up being a standout Hurricane in 2011, starting in every match at openside flanker in every match in his rookie year in Super Rugby. He went on and returned for another full season with Waikato in the 2011 ITM Cup.

Lam made the switch to Europe in 2014, joining then Greene King IPA Championship side Bristol.[2][3] In December 2015, he signed a new contract for two more seasons with Bristol (until 2018).[4]


  1. ^ "Jack Lam Waikato Profile". Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Napier, Liam (2014-03-06). "Hurricane Jack Lam confirms move to Bristol". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Esportif International – Jack Lam". www.esportif.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jack Lam: Bristol flanker signs new contract". BBC Sport. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

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