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In Georgia produced their first national sevens side. The break-up of the Soviet Union led to a civil war, which helped set back the game greatly, and the recent Russian conflict with Georgia has also set it on a back foot.
The following year, Georgia played their first international match, against Zimbabwe , and won 16 to 3.
In , New Zealand coach Ross Meurant found the national team had only two practice balls, when he went to advise the Georgia Under squad. Meurant said that the tackle bags that they were using were improvised:.
The wife of another coach had stayed up half the night making them. In the early s, the Georgians had converted old Soviet era tractors into scrum machines.
In the Gumari were formed, being the Georgian Barbarians, and they went on to tour France. The following year saw the inauguration of the Sini competition.
Georgia lost and thus did not make it to the World Cup. Though in they won the European Nations Cup , and became the 7th highest ranked team in Europe.
They subsequently got through the qualifying stages for the next World Cup, and made it to Australia for the Rugby World Cup.
They also qualified for the World Cup and went on to win their first World Cup match. Crowds as large as , regularly attend local derbies in Tbilisi.
As Georgia is a member of the Council of Europe , this gives Georgians employment rights within France , and many Georgian players are now based there.
Notable players include Georgi Shkinin ,  and captain Ilia Zedginidze who was considered something of a Renaissance Man in World Cup rugby as a talented international lawyer with the ability to speak several languages fluently.
Since most of the Georgian internationals play in France , its quality level does not match the popularity of rugby union across the country.
This explains why Georgian clubs are still absent from the major team competitions in Europe, both the Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup.
Rugby union is one of the most popular sports in Georgia. Rugby is especially popular in the south of the country where the game is more popular than association football.
This has seen rugby union become a major spectator sport. There are currently registered male players in Georgia according to the International Rugby Board.
When Georgia played Russia in the European Nations Cup , 65, people crammed into the national stadium in Tbilisi and another 44, watched Georgia beat Russia 17— The Lelos as they are nicknamed are the national rugby union team of Georgia.
Lelo has been adopted as the Georgian word for "try". The Lelos participate in the European Nations Cup , which is a second-level competition for European national teams.
The majority of the national side are based in France , in the lower divisions, having been sent there to improve their rugby skills and facilitate their development by coach Claude Saurel.
Prior to the Rugby World Cup , Georgia had failed to qualify for any previous tournaments, despite coming close in after losing a two legged repechage play-off against Tonga.
Georgia then bounced back to defeat Russia to qualify for the subsequent Rugby World Cup. They lost all four of their matches but impressed against South Africa.
Their best performance was in tournament , when they were drawn against eventual world champions New Zealand , Argentina, Tonga and Namibia.
Georgia won games against Tonga and Namibia, finished third in the group and automatically qualified for Rugby World Cup.
The European Nations Cup is a second-level competition for tier-two European nations. Initially started as a one-year competition, the championship is now decided over two years with each team playing each other on a home and away basis.
Georgia have won the competition on eight occasions, in , and The Antim Cup is contested between Georgia and Romania. The cup is contested each time Georgia and Romania meet in a senior international match other than World Cup matches or qualifiers.
The holder retains the cup unless the challenger wins the match in normal time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the last match Georgia defeated Namibia 17—16, for the first time ever finished the group on third place with two wins and two defeats and secured their qualification for Rugby World Cup.
In , Georgia once again cemented its claim to be the seventh best national rugby team in Europe, when they won the European Nations Cup for the sixth consecutive time, with 10 wins from 10 matches.
In the mid-year internationals the Lelos traveled to the Pacific islands for the first time and finished the historic tour unbeaten with 19—19 draw against Samoa, 23—20 victory against Tonga and 14—3 victory against Fiji.
Lelo has been adopted as the Georgian word for try the highest-valued score in rugby. Georgia has won of their representative matches, a winning record of Since World Rankings were introduced by World Rugby in September , Georgia have occupied below number ten the majority of the time.
Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Georgia national team at test level up until 24 November Georgia has competed in four Rugby World Cup tournaments.
The Lelos best performance was in , where they finished third in a group for the first time. Georgia have to date won four World Cup matches and lost twelve.
They won the tournament ten times in , , , , , , , , and The Antim Cup is contested between Georgia and Romania each time the teams meet in a senior international match other than World Cup matches or qualifiers.
The holder retains the cup unless the challenger wins the match, and there is no extra time in case of a draw. Levan Maisashvili Backs Coach: Graham Rowntree Strength Coach: Ilia Zedginidze — Played as a Number 8 and was a lineout specialist.
A member of their inaugural World Cup side in , he captained Georgia in the tournament, but was forced out of the squad because of an injury. This injury ultimately led to him announcing his retirement from international rugby, after gaining 48 caps.
He returned to the squad in late , playing against Scotland A and taking part in the European Nations Cup , where he scored a game-saving try against Portugal on 14 February Malkhaz Urjukashvili — Moved to France, where he has been playing.
He is one of the best players and scorers for Georgia, holding currently 65 caps for his National Team, with 18 tries and points. His first match was a 29—15 win over Croatia , in Tbilisi , at 12 October , aged only 17 years old.
This made him one of the youngest players ever to be capped at international rugby level. He was present at the Rugby World Cup , playing three matches and scoring 9 points.
He was called once again for the Rugby World Cup , playing in all the four matches and scoring one conversion. He continued to be a valuable player in the Rugby World Cup qualification, the third Georgia gained in a row.
Mamuka Gorgodze — Switched to rugby from basketball aged His first club was Lelo in the Georgian Top League , he was soon selected for the Georgia national team and made his debut in against Spain , at the age of just 18 and not long after he started playing rugby.
In he became a regular fixture for the Georgia side. He was a regular in the Georgia side though and was selected for the Rugby World Cup.
Gorgodze changed position for Georgia to the back row. Gorgodze played a big role in Montpellier finishing the —11 Top 14 season as runners up.
Gorgodze was selected for the Georgia squad for the Rugby World Cup and played all the Georgia matches and was named man of the match in two matches, against England and Romania.
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