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World Rugby U20 Championship

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby amz » Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 12:43

I know they are scrum-halves, I was speaking about converting one of them to fly-half and my reply was directed to fullbackace statement about their size and physical strength.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 14:23

amz wrote:I know they are scrum-halves, I was speaking about converting one of them to fly-half and my reply was directed to fullbackace statement about their size and physical strength.


Lobzhanidze is pretty strong even with his size. Dont know about Aprasidze but eventually he is already better than kvirikashvili. Kvirikashvili is missing 50%+ penalties and not physically strong. Aprasidze is better kicker and much younger.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 14:37

Participating coaches and officials have been very impressed with Kutaisi as far as organization, people and the city itself. Very nice to hear:

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianRugby/ ... 734620755/

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Coloradoan » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 17:33

fullbackace wrote:Aprasidze, Abzhandadze and Jinchvelashvili are all too small and weak physically.

We need to find a big bloke and teach him how to play #10. No Fly half should be smaller/weaker than Malaguradze these days. Hell even Khmaladze can't handle it, He's playing from injury to injury and he's bigger than all three of those kids combined, Aprasidze and Abzhandadze wouldn't last 10 minutes on the world cup.


George Ford, starting flyhalf for the 6N champs, weighs in at 84 kg. Talent over size, especially at 10. Lobzhanidze could probably handle it. He's a good tackler and he's currently listed at 81 kg. I'd imagine he will put on a few kilos as he's still only 20 years old. The main issue there is that he will almost certainly be playing 9 at club level. Big ask to make that switch with little match time at 10. And as far as Abzhanadze? The kid is 17 years old. Yes, he's too small at this point at 75 kg. But I'd think a 17 year old would almost certainly put on 10 kgs in the next few years in a decent S&C setup.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby dropkick » Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 18:08

Good chance for Samoa tomorrow though Ireland should at be fresh, after making 13 changes.


Should be a good days rugby with 6 good matches.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 06:15

GeoRugby wrote:Participating coaches and officials have been very impressed with Kutaisi as far as organization, people and the city itself. Very nice to hear:

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianRugby/ ... 734620755/


I've been in Georgia in 2007 and it was great. Very good food&wine also. :thumbup: It should be on everyone visiting list and probably it will be because more&more people are talking about Georgia.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby sk 88 » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 07:56

Coloradoan wrote:
fullbackace wrote:Aprasidze, Abzhandadze and Jinchvelashvili are all too small and weak physically.

We need to find a big bloke and teach him how to play #10. No Fly half should be smaller/weaker than Malaguradze these days. Hell even Khmaladze can't handle it, He's playing from injury to injury and he's bigger than all three of those kids combined, Aprasidze and Abzhandadze wouldn't last 10 minutes on the world cup.


George Ford, starting flyhalf for the 6N champs, weighs in at 84 kg. Talent over size, especially at 10. Lobzhanidze could probably handle it. He's a good tackler and he's currently listed at 81 kg. I'd imagine he will put on a few kilos as he's still only 20 years old. The main issue there is that he will almost certainly be playing 9 at club level. Big ask to make that switch with little match time at 10. And as far as Abzhanadze? The kid is 17 years old. Yes, he's too small at this point at 75 kg. But I'd think a 17 year old would almost certainly put on 10 kgs in the next few years in a decent S&C setup.


I remember watching Ford at 16 and 17. He was tiny, a touch shorter than he is now and very slight. By 19 he'd filled out enough to stand regular rugby but was still skinny and its only in the last couple of years he's really got to his maximum natural size.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 08:06

Ok this is a day. Hope we will see better performance and Argies beaten ones more.

Ireland 52 - 26 Samoa - descent performance from baby Manu Samoa.
Argies vs Georgies - starting in 20 mins. will be hard!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby sandro » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 11:15

Could somebody please post the Geo-Arg WR.org link? I cant find it((
Thanx in advance!!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 11:21

sandro wrote:Could somebody please post the Geo-Arg WR.org link? I cant find it((
Thanx in advance!!

1TV is broadcasting

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:29

Georgia winssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 26-25. Aamazing. What a performance. Heroes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby dropkick » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:31

Well done Georgia. :thumbup:

At the end of the Ireland game the co commentator was talking about Samoa's next match against Georgia!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:33

Yea baby. Thats what i was talking about.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby fullbackace » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:33

dropkick wrote:Well done Georgia. :thumbup:

At the end of the Ireland game the co commentator was talking about Samoa's next match against Georgia!

Yea Kingsley the professor at it again.
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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:34

Congrats Georgia!
Marcos Kremer from argies was injured ?
Also good game by Italy again even if they lost.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby amz » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:37

Excellent win by Georgia, congrats! So fighting for relegation will be Samoa and Argentina?

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Armchair Fan » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 13:41

Congrats!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby carbonero » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 14:50

Congrats to Georgia. The best team won

I honestly miss the Tier 2. Playing six tests every year. Winning half of our games. Now we lose every week in every code. We turned into Italy in a blink of an eye. What’s the point of following the team if they lose 90% of the time?

P.S.: Canadian nihilism is fun. I should do it more often :D

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Dato » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 14:52

GeoRugby wrote:Georgia winssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 26-25. Aamazing. What a performance. Heroes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great result indeed!
Looking forward to next game. If I am not mistaken, Georgian U18 won against this generation of Ireland two years ago.
Let's see what happens.
14 players from current squad, including Aprasidze and Abjandadze would be available for next WC. Some players from current U-18 (which looks to be best Georgian youth team so far) will also be added.
Therefore, I reasonable expect that next year our team will be even stronger!

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Bogdan_DC » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 15:09

carbonero wrote:Congrats to Georgia. The best team won

I honestly miss the Tier 2. Playing six tests every year. Winning half of our games. Now we lose every week in every code. We turned into Italy in a blink of an eye. What’s the point of following the team if they lose 90% of the time?


You can start being Romania anytime. no T1 games are required! :)))

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 15:17

Third straight year in top tier for Georgia. Quiet an achievement. This is basically their 6N.

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby Amateur_IK » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 15:26

Bogdan_DC wrote:
carbonero wrote:Congrats to Georgia. The best team won

I honestly miss the Tier 2. Playing six tests every year. Winning half of our games. Now we lose every week in every code. We turned into Italy in a blink of an eye. What’s the point of following the team if they lose 90% of the time?


You can start being Romania anytime. no T1 games are required! :)))

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: World Rugby U20 Championship

Postby 4N » Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 16:26

Wasn't able to watch but well done Georgia.

I hope Kingsley Jones calls Ireland-Georgia :D

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