[2018 November Tests] Georgia v Tonga (24/11/18)

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    Venue: Stadium Mikheil Meskhi, Tbilisi
    Time: 18:00 (GMT+4)
     
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    Georgia squad :
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    - Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier, Fra), Zurab Zhvania (Wasps, Eng), Guram Gogichashvili (Racing92, Fra), Levan Chilachava (Montpellier, Fra), Davit Kubriashvili (Grenoble, Fra), Beka Gigashvili (Grenoble, Fra)
    Hookers - Jaba Bregvadze (Sunwolves, Jpn), Badri Alkhazashvili (Toulon, Fra), Shalva Mamukashvili (Enisei-STM, Rus)
    Locks - Lasha Lomidze (Aurillac, Fra), Nodar Cheishvili (Cornish Pirates, Eng), Shalva Sutiashvili (Soyaux-Angoulême, Fra)
    Loose Forwards - Beka Gorgadze (Bordeaux-Bègles, Fra), Giorgi Tsutskiridze (Aurillac, Fra), Otar Giorgadze (Brive, Fra), Beka Bitsadze (Narbonne, Fra), Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Batumi), Beka Saghinadze (Aurillac, Fra)
    BACKS
    Scrumhalves
    - Gela Aprasidze (Montpellier, Fra), Vasil Lobzhanidze (Brive, Fra), Giorgi Begadze (Locomotive)
    Flyhalves - Tedo Abzhandadze (Aia), Lasha Khmaladze (Batumi)
    Centres - Tamaz Mchedlidze (Agen, Fra), Merab Sharikadze (Aurillac, Fra), Lasha Malaguradze (Krasny Yar, Rus), Giorgi Koshadze (Kharebi)
    Outside Backs - Giorgi Kveseladze (Armazi), Zurab Dzneladze (Locomotive), Anzor Sichinava (Batumi), Merab Kvirikashvili (Lelo Saracens)

    Tonga squad :
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    - Paea Faʻanunu (Castres, Fra), Tolu Fahamokioa (Wellington, NZ), Maʻafu Fia (Ospreys, Wal), Siegfried Fisi'ihoi (Stade Français, Fra), Latu Talakai (unattached), Ben Tameifuna (Racing92, Fra)
    Hookers - Paul Ngauamo (Agen, Fra), Sefo Sakalia (unattached)
    Locks - Leva Fifita (Grenoble, Fra), Steve Mafi (Manawatu, NZ), Sam Ulufonua (Hawke's Bay, NZ)
    Loose Forwards - Daniel Faleafa (Coventry, Eng), Mike Faleafa (Perpignan, Fra), Sione Kalamafoni (Leicester, Eng), Fotu Lokotui (Counties Manukau, NZ), Sione Vailanu (Saracens, Eng), Valentino Mapapalangi (Leicester, Eng), Maama Vaipulu (Castres, Fra)
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    Scrumhalves
    - Leon Fukofuka (Auckland, NZ), Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle, Eng)
    Flyhalves - Latiume Fosita (Counties Manukau, NZ), Kurth Morath (Doncaster, Eng)
    Centres - Siale Piutau (Bristol, Eng), Hawaii Ahokovi (Auckland, NZ), Latu Vaeno (Taranaki, NZ)
    Outside Backs - Daniel Kilioni (Grenoble, Fra), Viliami Lolohea (unattached), Alaska Taufa (Grenoble, Fra), Atieli Pakalani (NSW Country, Aus)
     
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    Both sides showed frailty and quality last week. Tonga dropped off a cliff in the second half whereas Georgia came roaring back in the second half. Probably means nothing.

    I've been singing Tongan praises these past two years as they seem very well coached. I think they will be ahead at 60mins and expect them to just hold on.
     
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    TONGA
    1- Siegfried Fisi'ihoi (Stade Français, Fra)
    2- Sefo Sakalia (unattached)
    3- Maʻafu Fia (Ospreys, Wal)
    4- Leva Fifita (Grenoble, Fra)
    5- Steve Mafi (Manawatu, NZ)
    6- Daniel Faleafa (Coventry, Eng)
    7- Fotu Lokotui (Counties Manukau, NZ)
    8- Zane Kapeli (Bay of Plenty, NZ)
    9- Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle, Eng)
    10- Kurth Morath (Doncaster, Eng)
    11- Daniel Kilioni (Grenoble, Fra)
    12- Alaska Taufa (Grenoble, Fra)
    13- Latu Vaeno (Taranaki, NZ)
    14- Viliami Lolohea (unattached)
    15- Vunga Lilo (Montauban)

    16- Sione Anga’aelangi (Biarritz, Fra)
    17- Tolu Fahamokioa (Wellington, NZ)
    18- Ben Tameifuna (Racing92, Fra)
    19- Sam Ulufonua (Hawke's Bay, NZ)
    20- Mike Faleafa (Perpignan, Fra)
    21- Sione Vailanu (Saracens, Eng)
    22- Leon Fukofuka (Auckland, NZ)
    23- Atieli Pakalani (NSW Country, Aus)

    6 forwards on the bench
     
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    GEORGIA
    1- Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier, Fra)
    2- Shalva Mamukashvili (Enisei-STM, Rus)
    3- Levan Chilachava (Montpellier, Fra)
    4- Nodar Cheishvili (Cornish Pirates, Eng)
    5- Lasha Lomidze (Aurillac, Fra)
    6- Otar Giorgadze (Brive, Fra)
    7- Giorgi Tsutskiridze (Aurillac, Fra)
    8- Beka Gorgadze (Bordeaux-Bègles, Fra)
    9- Vasil Lobzhanidze (Brive, Fra)
    10- Tedo Abzhandadze (Aia Kutaisi)
    11- Giorgi Kveseladze (Armazi Marneuli)
    12- Tamaz Mchedlidze (Agen, Fra)
    13- Merab Sharikadze (Aurillac, Fra)
    14- Zurab Dzneladze (Locomotive Tbilisi)
    15- Lasha Khmaladze (Batumi)

    16- Jaba Bregvadze (Sunwolves, Jap)
    17- Zurab Zhvania (Wasps, Eng)
    18- Beka Gigashvili (Grenoble, Fra)
    19- Shalva Sutiashvili (Soyaux-Angoulême, Fra)
    20- Beka Bitsadze (Narbonne, Fra)
    21- Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Batumi)
    22- Gela Aprasidze (Montpellier, Fra)
    23- Merab Kvirikashvili (Lelo Saracens Tbilisi)

    Again 6 forwards on the bench
     
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    Anyone know if this game is being televised in the UK? It could be a great game and would be gutted to miss it.
     
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    Georgia rugby Facebook page. Should be a great game, looking forward to this one. Georgia by 6
     
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    FT : Georgia 20-9 Tonga
     
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    A decent result for Georgia, back to back wins against Pacific Islanders while Georgia is transitioning to a younger generation of players. This looked like wet conditions, so it was hard to draw too many conclusions.
     
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    This was a great November, we managed to build depth for the world cup while still achieving great results. We even had a chance to do better if Italy game had been 2nd or 3rd in line. Almost every position now has a decent rotation except #15, we don't seem to have a proper fullback at all.
     
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    Congrats Georgia!
    It was the tough game and who watched it can't say wasn't deserved. Lelos were two time sinbinned and though they managed to hold up.
    Tonga tried whole game to attack with strength of scrummage and pick and go, as Lelos have always done before. But times are changing- with the new generation Players Lelos try to Play passing and offloading with better skills- and not to kick the ball after 80 mins and continue to Play was the great conclusion ! It is Passion of real RUGBY- that is our GAME!!!
     
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