Conor McPhillips to leave Connacht and join Pat Lam at Bristol
Bristol have announced the appointment of Conor McPhillips as an assistant coach for next season.
McPhillips will join up with his current Connacht boss Pat Lam, who takes the coaching reins at Bristol this summer.
The 36-year-old joined Connacht's backroom staff in 2010 as head of performance analysis, before moving into the coaching set-up as a backs and attack specialist.
Bristol's acting head coach Mark Tainton said: "Conor is an excellent young coach with a detailed knowledge of the game.
"He understands Pat's rugby philosophy and the way that he wants to play the game.
"It is important for Pat to build a coaching team around him of people that he not only trusts, but that he believes can help to build a strong culture and take Bristol Rugby forward."
Bristol are currently bottom of the Aviva Premiership, six points behind 11th-placed Worcester.