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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 Africa

The 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.

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