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2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

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2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 15:45

Georgia leads 22-3 at half time.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 15:52

It looks like you trained forwards earlier in the week and it's now backs turn...

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 15:56

Armchair Fan wrote:It looks like you trained forwards earlier in the week and it's now backs turn...


Yes. Georgia never kicked the ball away once. Hopefully they continue like this in second half.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 16:48

Georgia won 46-6.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby Scoob » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 03:05

Just watched replay of Georgia Belgium.
Georgia played well,although the opposition didnt really show much so it was one way traffic.
The whole pack played well. Giorgi Tsutskiridze was impressive with his ball carries. Scrums were dominant.
Backline did there job. Just need to be a bit more accurate with passing. Abzhandadze had a fine game. Kvesiladze was always dangerous with ball in hand.Modebadze had plenty of good runs.
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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby honestly_united » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 12:26

Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby fullbackace » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 13:49

honestly_united wrote:Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

Yea the grey kit is not the prettiest.

As for 6ft guys, nothing good coming on that front. If you're 6ft and play rugby today you have a great chance of playing for the national team because we simply don't have those. 3 of our locks are converted flankers.
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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 14:18

Hookers:
Mamukashvili - 180cm 102kg
Bregvadze - 182cm 105kg
Karkadze - 179cm 110kg

Props:
Gogichashvili - 182cm 116kg
Nariashvili - 185cm 118kg
Zhvania - 179cm 120kg
Asieshvili - 184cm 120kg
Kubriashvili - 184cm 125kg
Chilachava - 188cm 122kg
Peikrishvili - 181cm 120kg
Tabidze - 183cm 118kg
Melikidze - 179cm 117kg
Mataradze - 179cm 115kg

Locks:
Nemsadze - 196cm 110kg
Gigauri - 197cm 120kg
Tcheishvili - 202cm 120kg
Mikautadze - 200cm 130kg
Sutiashvili - 195cm 108kg
Gorgodze - 196cm 120kg

3d row:
Tkhilaishvili - 181cm 103kg
Tsutskiridze - 190cm 105kg
Saghinadze - 191cm 105kg
Giorgadze - 194cm 110kg
Lomidze - 195cm 110kg
Gorgadze - 189cm 106kg
Bitsadze - 193cm 105kg
Javakhia - 194cm 110kg
Gachechiladze - 192cm 106kg

I dont think these guys are small. D
They can definitely outperform every single pack in the world in the scrums.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby Coloradoan » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 16:34

fullbackace wrote:
honestly_united wrote:Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

Yea the grey kit is not the prettiest.

As for 6ft guys, nothing good coming on that front. If you're 6ft and play rugby today you have a great chance of playing for the national team because we simply don't have those. 3 of our locks are converted flankers.


Do all the tall guys in Georgia play basketball or something? Because there doesn't seem to be a shortage of ~7 ft Georgian basketball players (Pachulia, Tskitishvili, now Goga Bitadze) who play at a high level.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby BigG » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 16:39

Do all the tall guys in Georgia play basketball or something? Because there doesn't seem to be a shortage of ~7 ft Georgian basketball players (Pachulia, Tskitishvili, now Goga Bitadze) who play at a high level.[/quote]

Part of them play handball.
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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby fullbackace » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 19:23

Coloradoan wrote:
fullbackace wrote:
honestly_united wrote:Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

Yea the grey kit is not the prettiest.

As for 6ft guys, nothing good coming on that front. If you're 6ft and play rugby today you have a great chance of playing for the national team because we simply don't have those. 3 of our locks are converted flankers.


Do all the tall guys in Georgia play basketball or something? Because there doesn't seem to be a shortage of ~7 ft Georgian basketball players (Pachulia, Tskitishvili, now Goga Bitadze) who play at a high level.

Yes. Soviet habit, if the guy is tall every parent makes them play basketball. Rugby only gets the recycled ones who didn't like or didn't make it in Basketball early on.
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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby Coloradoan » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 20:24

fullbackace wrote:
Coloradoan wrote:
fullbackace wrote:
honestly_united wrote:Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

Yea the grey kit is not the prettiest.

As for 6ft guys, nothing good coming on that front. If you're 6ft and play rugby today you have a great chance of playing for the national team because we simply don't have those. 3 of our locks are converted flankers.


Do all the tall guys in Georgia play basketball or something? Because there doesn't seem to be a shortage of ~7 ft Georgian basketball players (Pachulia, Tskitishvili, now Goga Bitadze) who play at a high level.

Yes. Soviet habit, if the guy is tall every parent makes them play basketball. Rugby only gets the recycled ones who didn't like or didn't make it in Basketball early on.


Hmm, maybe Georgia rugby should take a look at some 6'6 to 6'8 guys who aren't particularly good shooters and convert them. USA should do the same IMO.

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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby fullbackace » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 20:58

Coloradoan wrote:
fullbackace wrote:
Coloradoan wrote:
fullbackace wrote:
honestly_united wrote:Caught the 2nd half and thought the Georgian forwards looked impressive, the backs not so much. If the backs posed more of a threat, it would open up more space for the forwards, as at the moment the opposition only needs to defend in numbers the fringes of rucks and mauls. I was really impressed by the number 7, and thought he would make a really good centre. He was quick, good hands, ran some really good lines in attack. If you look at the top teams now all the backs are 6ft plus and 210lb plus and if Georgia could develop those they would be really dangerous.

And just a point on Georgia's kit, the numbers are dreadful, you could hardly make them out.

Yea the grey kit is not the prettiest.

As for 6ft guys, nothing good coming on that front. If you're 6ft and play rugby today you have a great chance of playing for the national team because we simply don't have those. 3 of our locks are converted flankers.


Do all the tall guys in Georgia play basketball or something? Because there doesn't seem to be a shortage of ~7 ft Georgian basketball players (Pachulia, Tskitishvili, now Goga Bitadze) who play at a high level.

Yes. Soviet habit, if the guy is tall every parent makes them play basketball. Rugby only gets the recycled ones who didn't like or didn't make it in Basketball early on.


Hmm, maybe Georgia rugby should take a look at some 6'6 to 6'8 guys who aren't particularly good shooters and convert them. USA should do the same IMO.

I think they are, that's how we got Gorgodze, he was a basketball player until 19. But it's not that easy, most guys that age have their mind already made up on their future. As for kids it's difficult because you never know how tall someone's gonna grow when they're 14. I think the problem will get better naturally when the player pool increases, but otherwise it's a very tricky issue to tackle when you can't naturalize South Africans.
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Re: 2 March: Belgium v Georgia. RE Championship

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 05:07

fullbackace wrote:I think they are, that's how we got Gorgodze, he was a basketball player until 19. But it's not that easy, most guys that age have their mind already made up on their future. As for kids it's difficult because you never know how tall someone's gonna grow when they're 14. I think the problem will get better naturally when the player pool increases, but otherwise it's a very tricky issue to tackle when you can't naturalize South Africans.


National academy, pay a wage. Something the US needs to do as well.

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