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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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