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20 lessons Warren Gatland's Lions can learn from previous tours

Featuring Jim Telfer, cauliflower ears and a spot of cross-dressing.

1. Take heed of Jim Telfer’s wise words

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2. No team-building exercise can be too elaborate

3. Listen to your coaches

4. Irrespective of what happens, it’ll be emotional

5. Don’t be intimidated by the hostile atmosphere

6. Give the ball to Dricco

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7. Be sure to get plenty of rest

8. Take advantage of the ‘classic shocker’

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9. Motivation is key

10. Take good care of those cauliflower ears


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11. Try to protect your best players

12. And don’t be afraid to have a drink or two…

13. Or three

14. Make sure you let other players know if they get out of line

15. Don’t let the opposition’s dirty tricks put you off

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16. And always play with a smile on your face

17. Just don’t get whitewashed

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18. Invoke the spirit of Barry John

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19.  Don’t leave with any regrets

20. Give it your all

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