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IN BRIEF: O'Driscoll: Don't repeat mistakes.

RUGBY UNION: Brian O'Driscoll insists the new British and Irish Lions coach must not repeat the key mistakes made by Sir Clive Woodward on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

The Lions are expected to confirm on Wednesday that Ian McGeechan will take charge of his fourth tour and attempt to repeat the famous 1997 series win over South Africa.

Three years ago Woodward tried to create a blueprint for future Lions success, using 51 players and 26 backroom staff, but came unstuck as the Lions lost 3-0 in the Test series.

O'Driscoll, captain in 2005, said: "There are definitely huge lessons to be learned. I do believe it is hugely important for this next tour that everyone starts on level pegging."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 9, 2008
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