Lam urges Connacht to push on

Date published: November 7 2015

Connacht boss Pat Lam has urged his side to retain the momentum after they moved to the top of the PRO12 table thanks to their 33-19 win over Treviso at the Sportsground on Friday.

The result was a significant one as it also meant that Connacht notched a fifth win on the trot for the first time in 13 years.

“I’m proud of the whole squad – the players, the management," Lam told RTE.

"A lot of work has gone into it."

Connacht's win is their sixth from seven matches and moves them two points clear of the Scarlets who suffered a 19-15 loss at Leinster on Friday.

Lam hailed his charges' display against Treviso.

“This group of guys are extremely coachable and they have a hunger to improve," he added.

"That’s all you can ask for us to keep on pushing on.

“You have to be disciplined, you have to grind it out. Last year [against Treviso] we got the record score against them but we had six tries in the last 20 minutes. 

"They’ve got a really good attack and they enjoy moving that ball around.

“We were frustrated not to get the bonus point and to give away a try at the end but all in all they boys can be proud of their efforts."

Lam reserved special praise for Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw who returned to action for Connacht at full-back.

“Robbie will be happy with that," he said.

"He’s been impressed with our phase play structures and the shape of our attack and that was a really good team try. He did really well to finish it off.”