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Lam refuses to walk away from Blues
ESPNscrum Staff
April 9, 2012
Blues coach Pat Lam talks to the media, Southern Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 08, 2012
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Embattled Blues coach Pat Lam has reiterated that he will not quit despite the franchise's miserable Super Rugby form.

The Blues have lost five of their six games so far this season and prop up the New Zealand conference, with nine points separating them from the Crusaders in fourth.

Lam has come under increasing criticism but stood his ground when challenged by reporters on Monday, insisting that he had the backing of the Blues' hierarchy following last week's loss to the Melbourne Rebels.

"[Resigning] is not important is it?" Lam told ONE Sport. "The important thing is that I'm here now and I've got a job to do. My employers are backing me 100%."

Fly-half Gareth Anscombe, a rare success story for the Blues this season, also insisted that they are close to regaining some confidence.

"We just need to start finishing off," he said. "If we start getting a few tries back, confidence comes it's not too far away. We feel we're one game away from clicking."

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