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Sand dunes, sing-songs and hydrotherapy: how Jersey will prime Lions | Gerard Meagher

The Lions’ two-week training camp in Jersey will be crucial when it comes to preparing the squad for South AfricaThe last victorious British Irish Lions tour of South Africa was back in 1997 and though it was ultimately delivered by a swing of Jeremy Guscott’s right boot, there is a different theory as to why the tourists triumphed over the then world champions. During a week’s preparation camp in Weybridge, Surrey, the team manager Fran Cotton took the squad to a nearby pub, ensured the players were well oiled and allowed for barriers to be broken down, crucial bonds forged. Related: Lions and Premiership clubs at loggerheads over player release Continue reading...


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