Lam signs with Bristol until 2018

Bristol have announced that Samoan international flanker Jack Lam has committed his future to them, ending speculation of a move elsewhere.

Lam has inked a two-year extension, keeping him at Ashton Gate until 2018.

Since joining in 2014, Lam has made seventeen appearances, scoring twelve times.

"We're really pleased to retain Jack's services – it underlines the ambition of the club and the direction we are going," director of rugby Andy Robinson told

"Jack showed in his performances at the World Cup that he can compete with the best players in the world.

"Anybody who has played with or against Jack knows just how good a player he is and we look forward to seeing him continue to progress in a Bristol shirt."

The 28-year-old – one of the most destructive players in the Championship – represented his country in all four Pool B fixtures at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

He added: "It was an easy decision to commit my future to the club. I'm really enjoying my rugby here and have a good relationship with the coaches and my team-mates.

"We have unfinished business at Bristol and I'm determined to help the team achieve our ambitions of reaching the top flight. Everything is in place to make that goal a reality if we work hard, so I'm excited about what the future holds."