‘Connacht can win the PRO12’ – Lam

Date published: May 28 2016

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Connacht head coach Pat Lam knows his team are just one big performance away from claiming the coveted PRO12 silverware on Saturday.

Lam told the Belfast Telegraph that his men have put in the hard work on the training field and if they are able to take their form into the final against Leinster at Murrayfield they will have every chance of lifting the trophy.

"I'm very confident," Lam said.

"I am pretty calm at the moment. We have done the prep and we have an extremely good week. Naturally, everyone's buzzing, everyone's excited.”

Lam added that he was pleased to have a fit team for the final and his side will go into the game with plenty of confidence after going through many tough times together.

"It's the first time for the whole season we have had the same group out," he said.

"There is real belief. I have always said right from day one, anyone can stand in the huddle before you go out onto the field and say 'look, let's be confident'.

"But you shouldn't need to say it if you have done the work through the year.

“If you build the relationships, if you go through tough times together … and we have had a lot of them, different things that we have experienced.

"Yes we are in uncharted territory, compared to what Leinster have done in finals rugby. This is our first one but when we look back, some of the experiences that we had we can be confident."

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