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Anyone know why there isn't a Georgian side in the Euro Jr?
 

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Anyone know why there isn't a Georgian side in the Euro Jr?

You mean U18 European tournament? Here is the reason :

In 2015, the tournament, organised by Rugby Europe, was played by 6 Nations teams + Georgia & Portugal. Georgia & Portugal who qualifies thanks to a little tournament. Georgia had to qualify even if they finished ahead Italy the previous year.
Georgia won over Ireland and Italy and reached the gran final against France. Scotland finished last, losing against Portugal.

The following year, the Home Nations + Italy decided to leave the Rugby Europe tournament and make their own tournament. France decided to continues the Rugby Europe U18 championship, Georgia reached again the gran final, but played against a very weaker opponents.

This year, the "U18 Five Nations" continues while a new tournament is created, involving France, Georgia, Japan, USA, Canada, Portugal, Spain and Belgium
 

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Where does everyone see Georgian rugby in 5 years time and then 5 years after that?

In 5 years: Developing fast, into the top 10, head and shoulders ahead of Fiji but not keeping up with Japan. (Either Scotland, France or Italy drop to 11th)
In 10 years: Still performing well, but despite that overtaken by not just Japan, but also the likes of USA and Brazil, with Germany and maybe China or someone starting to snap at their heels too. Back down the rankings and off the front page.
 

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Its hard to say who will be top 10 in 10 years time. It might deserve a thread of its own!

I don't know exactly who will be top 10 but I think the teams from 11th to 30th will be a lot better than they are now and close the gap. The Pro 12 expansion and Super rugby expansion could be key.
 

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Think if Georgia look at Irish model of turning from AIL to provinces in the professional evolution times. They could be a real power force. The Top10 league they have is a decent standard too
 

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Very interesting documentary about national team
 
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Georgian superstar Mamuka Gorgodze, aka Gorgodzilla, retired from international rugby

 

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A win for Georgia last night against the USA. Didn't see the game but the result suggest that Georgia weren't at their best again. Kvirikashvili scoring pretty much all the points again though for the Georgians
 

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A win for Georgia last night against the USA. Didn't see the game but the result suggest that Georgia weren't at their best again. Kvirikashvili scoring pretty much all the points again though for the Georgians

I Skipped through the game with my breakfast. USA struggled for long periods with the scrum, but came back strongly at the end and were inside the Georgian 22 on the last play of the game. A try would have won the match for them. Not a lot of positives for Georgia other than their forwards dominating again after a strange performance against Canada. US must be heavy favourites for RWC qualification against Canada.
 

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I Skipped through the game with my breakfast. USA struggled for long periods with the scrum, but came back strongly at the end and were inside the Georgian 22 on the last play of the game. A try would have won the match for them. Not a lot of positives for Georgia other than their forwards dominating again after a strange performance against Canada. US must be heavy favourites for RWC qualification against Canada.
I feel like we dominated most of the game, that yellow at the end put USA back in the game but I don't think the result was ever in doubt.
 

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I've been trying to find fixtures for Georgia in 2018 as I'm thinking of going to Tbilisi in March-April, can anyone here help me out...? If no international it does look like the Didi 10 will be going at that time.

What are crowd sizes / ticket availability generally like for international and domestic matches in Tbilisi? Any advice appreciated, cheers
 

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Georgia should play in Tbilisi against Romania on March 17/18 weekend, in the 2018 REC decider.
 

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RC Batumi will participate in Continental shield for the first time. Batumi finished 2'd in Didi 10.

Their squad looks like this:

Hookers:
Beka Mamrikashvili - 1992
Irakli Kvantidze - 1991

Props:
Zurab Eristavi - 1991
Murman Jijavadze - 1996
Shota Gogisvanidze - 1992
Tariel Donadze - 1986

Locks:
Amiran Mikadze - 1988
Alexander Qoiava - 1992
Zurab Bezhanidze - 1997
Archil Alikadze - 1984

3'd row:
Khvicha Bujiashvili - 1992
Ivane Putkaradze - 1996
Giorgi Tkhilaishvili - 1991
Jondi Kortava - 1988
Simon Jaghmaidze - 1997
Nukri Perselidze - 1993

Scrum Half:
Zurab Tutberidze - 1993
Nika Ninidze - 1992

Fly Half:
Lasha Khmaladze - 1988
Bakhva Kobakhidze - 1992

Centre:
Giorgi Gogitidze - 1990
David Dolidze - 1996
Beka Urjukashvili - 1989

Wing:
Alexander Tuchashvili - 1988
David Trapaidze - 1995
Beka Toradze - 1993

Full Back:
Vladimer Miminoshvili - 1997
 

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Squad for Rugby Europe Championship

PROP
Karlen Asieshvili (Brive, France) - 29 caps
Levan Chilachava (Toulon, France) - 35 caps
Tornike Mataradze (Lyon, France) - 5 caps
Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpellier, France) - 47 caps
Anton Peikrishvili (Cardiff Blues, Wales) - 24 caps
Lasha Tabidze (Union Bordeaux-Bègles, France) - 4 caps
Zurab Zhvania (Stade Français, France) - 29 caps

HOOKER
Badri Alkhazashvili (Toulon, France) - 5 caps
Giorgi Chkoidze (Jiki Gori) - 2 caps
Shalva Mamukashvili (Locomotive Tbilisi) - 49 caps

LOCK
Nodar Cheishvili (Chambery, France) - 7 caps
Konstantin Mikautadze (Montpellier, France) - 54 caps
Giorgi Nemsadze (Bristol, England) - 76 caps

BACKROW
Mikheil Gachechiladze (Enisei-STM, Russia) - uncapped
Otar Giorgadze (Clermont, France) - 7 caps
Viktor Kolelishvili (Clermont, France) - 44 caps
Lasha Lomidze (London Irish, England) - 36 caps
Guram Shengelia (Jiki Gori) - uncapped
Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Batumi) - 41 caps
Giorgi Tsutskiridze (Aurillac, France) - 6 caps

SCRUMHALF
Gela Aprasidze (Montpellier, France) - 3 caps
Giorgi Begadze (Locomotive Tbilisi) - 60 caps
Vasil Lobzhanidze (Brive, France) - 27 caps

FLYHALF
Revaz Jinchvelashvili (Armazi Marneuli) - 6 caps
Lasha Khmaladze (Batumi) - 58 caps
Lasha Malaguradze (Krasny Yar, Russia) - 79 caps

CENTRE
Davit Kacharava (Enisei-STM, Russia) - 104 caps
Giorgi Koshadze (Kharebi Rustavi) - 8 caps
Giorgi Kveseladze (Armazi Marneuli) - 2 caps
Merab Sharikadze (Aurillac, France) - 57 caps

WINGER
Giorgi Pruidze (Krasny Yar, Russia) - 13 caps
Anzor Sichinava (Academia Tbilisi) - 1 cap
Sandro Todua (Lelo Saracens) - 67 caps

FULLBACK
Merab Kvirikashvili (Lelo Saracens) - 108 caps
Soso Matiashvili (Krasny Yar, Russia) - 6 caps
Beka Tsiklauri (Locomotive Tbilisi) - 27 caps

Out of injury : Davit Kubriashvili (prop, Montpellier, France); Beka Gorgadze (number8, Stade Montois, France), Beka Bitsadze (number8, Narbonne, France), Mirian Moebadze (winger, Aia Kutaisi)

Super Rugby commitment : Jaba Bregvadze (hooker, Sunwolves, Japan)
 

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Full? list of georgian players abroard in professional leagues (including academies) for 2018-2019 season



UK
Loosehead Prop - Zurab Zhvania - 1991 - Wasps (Premiership) - 34 caps
Loosehead Prop - Val Rapava-Ruskin - 1992 - Gloucester (Premiership)
Tighthead Prop - Anton Peikrishvili - 1987 - Cardiff Blues (Pro14) - 27 caps
Lock - Giorgi Nemsadze - 1984 - Ospreys (Pro14) - 84 caps
Lock - Nodar Cheishvili - 1990 - Cornish Pirates (Championship) - 14 caps
Lock - Lasha Jaiani - 1998 - University of Exeter (BUCS)

Japan
Hooker - Jaba Bregvadze - 1987 - Sunwolves (Super Rugby) - 51 caps

France Top14 (including academy players)
Loosehead Prop - Mikheil Nariashvili - 1990 - Montpellier - 51 caps
Loosehead Prop - Vasil Kakovin - 1989 - Racing92 - 25 caps
Loosehead Prop - Giorgi Tetrashvili - 1993 - Agen - 8 caps
Loosehead Prop - Lekso Kaulashvili - 1992 - Bordeaux
Loosehead Prop - Beka Kakabadze - 1995 - Clermont
Loosehead Prop - Vazha Kapanadze - 1995 - Grenoble
Loosehead Prop - Ushang Cheishvili - 1997 - Montpellier
Loosehead Prop - Omar Odishvili - 1997 - Pau
Loosehead Prop - Guram Gogichashvili - 1998 - Racing92
Hooker - Badri Alkhazashvili - 1995 - Toulon - 9 caps
Tighthead Prop - Davit Zirakashvili - 1983 - Clermont - 53 caps
Tighthead Prop - Davit Kubriashvili - 1986 - Grenoble - 45 caps
Tighthead Prop - Giorgi Melikidze - 1996 - Stade Français - 9 caps
Tighthead Prop - Lasha Tabidze - 1997 - Bordeaux - 4 caps
Tighthead Prop - Beka Gigashvili - 1992 - Grenoble
Tighthead Prop - Jemal Shatirishvili - 1998 - La Rochelle
Tighthead Prop - Luka Azariashvili - 1999 - Montpellier
Tighthead Prop - Saba Kaulashvili - 1999 - Bordeaux
Tighthead Prop - Nika Gvaladze - 1999 - Grenoble
Tighthead Prop - Luka Chelidze - 2000 - Toulon
Tighthead Prop - Khvicha Tsopurashvili - 2000 - Stade Français
Lock - Mamuka Gorgodze - 1984 - Toulon - 71 caps
Lock - Konstantin Mikautadze - 1991 - Montpellier - 57 caps
Backrow - Viktor Kolelishvili - 1989 - Clermont - 50 caps
Backrow - Beka Gorgadze - 1996 - Bordeaux - 11 caps
Backrow - Irakli Tskhadadze - 1996 - Bordeaux
Scrumhalf - Gela Aprasidze - 1998 - Montpellier - 8 caps
Centre - Tamaz Mchedlidze - 1993 - Agen - 47 caps
Winger - Luka Yurin - 1997 - Lyon

France ProD2 (including academy players)
Loosehead Prop - Karlen Asieshvili - 1987 - Brive - 34 caps
Loosehead Prop - Tornike Mataradze - 1996 - Nevers - 6 caps
Loosehead Prop - Luka Goginava - 1996 - Brive
Loosehead Prop - Giorgi Neparidze - 1996 - Soyaux-Angoulême
Loosehead Prop - Giorgi Nutsubidze - 1998 - Biarritz
Loosehead Prop - Lasha Macharashvili - 1998 - Stade Montois
Loosehead Prop - Giorgi Akhaladze - 1999 - Massy
Tighthead Prop - Irakli Mirtskhulava - 1988 - Oyonnax - 13 caps
Tighthead Prop - Soso Bekoshvili - 1993 - Brive - 11 caps
Tighthead Prop - Beka Sheklashvili - 1986 - Colomiers - 5 caps
Tighthead Prop - Giorgi Vepkhvadze - 1991 - Aurillac
Tighthead Prop - Mirian Burduli - 1991 - Carcassonne
Tighthead Prop - Vakhtang Akhobadze - 1993 - Biarritz
Tighthead Prop - Ilia Kaikatsishvili - 1993 - Massy
Tighthead Prop - Nika Neparidze - 1996 - Vannes
Tighthead Prop - Guram Papidze - 1997 - Nevers
Tighthead Prop - Luka Japaridze - 1998 - Brive
Tighthead Prop - Zaur Tevdorashvili - 1999 - Soyaux-Angoulême
Lock - Shalva Sutiashvili - 1984 - Soyaux-Angoulême - 68 caps
Lock - Giorgi Javakhia - 1996 - Aurillac
Lock - Beka Saghinadze - 1998 - Aurillac
Backrow - Lasha Lomidze - 1996 - Aurillac - 41 caps
Backrow - Otar Giorgadze - 1996 - Brive - 13 caps
Backrow - Giorgi Tsutskiridze - 1996 - Aurillac - 9 caps
Backrow - Tornike Jalaghonia - 1998 - Biarritz
Scrumhalf - Vasil Lobzhanidze - 1996 - Brive - 35 caps
Centre - Merab Sharikadze - 1993 - Aurillac - 57 caps
Centre - Giorgi Gogoladze - 1997 - Aurillac

Russia (PPRL)
Tighthead Prop - Mikheil Tsiklauri - 1985 - Krasny Yar
Lock - Amiran Chiteishvili - 1987 - Slava Moscow
Backrow - Mikheil Gachechiladze - 1990 - Enisei-STM - 7 caps
Backrow - Grigol Tsirekidze - 1990 - Slava Moscow
Backrow - Giorgi Holuashvili - 19XX - Krasny Yar
Flyhalf - Lasha Malaguradze - 1986 - Krasny Yar - 87 caps
Centre - Davit Kacharava - 1985 - Enisei-STM - 112 caps
Centre - Giorgi Pruidze - 1994 - Krasny Yar - 15 caps

Romania (Super Liga)
Loosehead Prop - Tsotne Darchia - 1997 - Gloria Buzau
Hooker - Merab Matkava - 1991 - Dinamo Bucuresti
Tighthead Prop - Nika Pataraia - 1991 - Baia Mare
Tighthead Prop - Omar Baliashvili - 1991 - CSM Bucuresti
Lock - Mikheil Archuashvili - 1986 - Steaua Bucuresti
Lock - Davit Gigauri - 1994 - CSM Bucuresti
Scrumhalf - Bidzina Samkharadze - 1983 - Baia Mare - 61 caps
Centre - Kvicha Jgerenaia - 1996 - Baia Mare
Centre - Ardash Darboevi - 1998 - Tomitanii Constanta
Winger - Giorgi Gigauri - 1999 - Tomitanii Constanta
 

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