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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 13:21

Figaro wrote:
GeoRugby wrote:According to this chart, the tickets are selling nicely. Could be close to sellout. Hopefully it is accurate.

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/principali ... emref=3577


They don't open the seats on the northern side of the stadium until the rest is pretty much full, they then put a great big flag on those seats:
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So "No Availability" doesn't necessarily mean the seats in a given area are filled/sold out.


Which is strange because it seems like north side would be a great section to watch a game from.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 13:25

GeoRugby wrote:
Which is strange because it seems like north side would be a great section to watch a game from.


Just because I was confused at first as well. The North side is behind the goal posts, not what you would expect on the sideline from the ticket-selection-screen.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Figaro » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 13:41

RugbyLiebe wrote:
GeoRugby wrote:
Which is strange because it seems like north side would be a great section to watch a game from.


Just because I was confused at first as well. The North side is behind the goal posts, not what you would expect on the sideline from the ticket-selection-screen.


Yes, the pitch runs N-S from the left to right across the screen. The N side (popularly "Glanmor's Gap") has a noticably smaller stand with fewer seats, in an otherwise symmetrical bowl stadium. It's a piece of the previous National Stadium (built in the 1980s), they left it there because the Arms Park (Cardiff RFC/Blues stadium next door) is stuck to it and they wanted to save some money and avoid having to demolish a relatively new stand (only 15 years older than the rest of the stadium).

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 13:48

Bogdan_DC wrote:Georgia has a new kicker :) https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianRugby/ ... 427103251/


Zvania can do it all :D

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 00:29

I didn't know 17 was a lot of points...

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby zgs » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 04:42

Rugbyworld just published a very interesting article for Georgian fans: Wales v Georgia – Five things we learnt
Read more at http://www.rugbyworld.com/news/wales-v- ... 5sdlhGT.99
There is section about Lelos:

Georgia are good enough
Saturday was the first time that Wales and Georgia have played each other and hopefully it won’t be the last. Armed with a Tier 1 set-piece and goal-kicker they are more than capable of competing with the lower half of Tier 1 nations and with another five to ten years of development, certainly wouldn’t look out of place in an extended Six Nations. You need only look at their core statistics against Wales to see that they are a competent professional outfit. They had 57% of the possession and 56% of the territory – in the second half those numbers swelled to 70% and 75%. Georgia made more line breaks and beat more defenders than Wales. They had near perfect set-piece completion, 100% goal-kicking and turned their own possession over three times less than Wales. Georgia are a real asset and present a great opportunity to grow the game. We should do all that we can to help achieve that.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby AXLstockholm » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 07:56

Was the replacement flyhallf (I think it was Jinchvelashvili) the best possible option after Khmaladze? I understand he's still a young player but he looked very lightweight and his clearances noticeably gained very little territory.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 09:36

AXLstockholm wrote:Was the replacement flyhallf (I think it was Jinchvelashvili) the best possible option after Khmaladze? I understand he's still a young player but he looked very lightweight and his clearances noticeably gained very little territory.


Jinchvelashvili did not progress after 2015 U20 trophy but there are other N10 showing hopes.

Aprasidze is playing for Montpellier Espoirs on N10, Abzhandadze will leave for Ireland and he has outstanding skills for N10.
But Aprasidze is 1998 born and Abzhandadze 1999. They will get their chances.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 14:18

Didi 10 after 9 rounds:

1 - AIA Kutaisi 9 9 0 0 +150 37
2 - Lelo Saracens 9 7 0 2 +68 31
3 - Locomotive 8 6 0 2 +84 29
4 - Jiki Gori 9 5 0 4 +26 26
5 - RC Batumi 8 4 1 3 +89 23
6 - Rustavi Kharebi 9 5 0 4 -34 21
7 - Academy 9 2 0 7 -10 15
8 - Armazi 9 2 1 6 -52 14
9 - Army 9 2 0 7 -121 9
10 - 9 1 0 8 -200 5

AIA kutaisi still undefeated and continues incredible performance.

RC Batumi is 5th after they were dedeated by Jiki Gori 22-12. But Batumi is debutant in contine tal shield and currently hold 1st place in group B.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 14:32

Is there any foreigners playing there ?
Who are top AIA players ?

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 15:02

vino_93 wrote:Is there any foreigners playing there ?
Who are top AIA players ?

AIA kutaisi has produced many players for national side.

AIA kutaisi has youngest squad in championship, some of their key players on 12-13 11/14/15 are u20 age.

No foreigners playing in the club but their young blood and skills are making change.

Mikheil Nariashvili was raised by AIA kutaisi.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 15:15

Thx ! Are there foreigners in othrr clubs ? I've heard about a french one last year. But I don't know if he is still there.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 16:04

Nope. I cant remember any foreigner in DIDI 10. I think there are not any.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby sammo » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 17:33

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:Nope. I cant remember any foreigner in DIDI 10. I think there are not any.


According to this site there were; https://rugbyest.com/interview-avec-yoh ... rc-batoumi

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 17:34

vino_93 wrote:Thx ! Are there foreigners in othrr clubs ? I've heard about a french one last year. But I don't know if he is still there.


There were few foreign players in Didi10.

Few years ago, Batumi signed 3 south africans, 1 english fullback and the french guy you speak about, scrumhalf Yoan Chamoulaud. Chamoulaud was back to Georgia and played last season for Batumi again.

South African lock Corne Nieuwenhuizen (I think he was one of the Batumi's south african signings) played for Batumi, and then for Jiki and was back again with Batumi last season.

Armia Tbilisi signed (two years ago?) ukrainian international prop Evgen Chaika who played in Russia

Last year, Batumi listed Chamoulaud, Nieuwenhuizen and zimbabwean U20 & 7's international Takudzwa Chieza but I don't think Chieza played for Batumi. Meanwhile, Bagrati listed 4 russians, including internationals Nepeivoda and Kobzev but also, I never see their names on gamesheets.

It's always minor players, no one played professionally before. There were also few georgians who played for other nation like Gurgenadze (Spain), Minadze (Russia) or Kvernadze (Poland)

I don't think there is a single foreign player this season but some squads looks very young, especially Aia Kutaisi

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 20:16

Thx beber !

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scorpion » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 15:42

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 17:06

Hey, does anyone know if the U20 of Georgia is official the second national Team? So if a player plays in our U20, can he be eligible for another country as well? I'm asking becaus I am cautious if Abzhandadze could potentialy be a "project player" for Ireland. I know that it is not realistic but I wondern if our U20 Players could Play for another country. Thanks!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 17:40

Yes they can play for other country. Being in U20 doesnt matter unless a plater earns national cap.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 18:26

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:Yes they can play for other country. Being in U20 doesnt matter unless a plater earns national cap.


Bad News...

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 19:11

Terenure College RFC welcomes Tedo Abzhandadze

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We are delighted to announce that 18 year old Tedo Abzhandadze, the current Georgian U20 International Outhalf/Fullback, has joined our U20 squad for the season.

Tedo has represented Georgia at U18 & U20 at both 7s and 15s level and played in all of Georgia’s games in the U20 World Cup 2017, including the game against Ireland and their historic win over Argentina. Tedo is delighted to have joined the Club and he is really looking forward to playing for our 20s this season. Tedo plays for Rugby Club AIA based in Kutaisi in the Georgian Top 10 League.

Our 20s resume their JP Fanagan Premier League fixtures next Sunday the 26th away to Clontarf.


http://www.tcrfc.ie/index.php/tcrfc-wel ... zhandadze/

BTW Abzandadze will not the only Georgian in Terenure College, there is also Giorgi Turabelidze (number8) who played previously in Portugal
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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby amz » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 20:57

datodato wrote:Hey, does anyone know if the U20 of Georgia is official the second national Team? So if a player plays in our U20, can he be eligible for another country as well? I'm asking becaus I am cautious if Abzhandadze could potentialy be a "project player" for Ireland. I know that it is not realistic but I wondern if our U20 Players could Play for another country. Thanks!


He is capped by Georgia even if he didn't played for Lelos because in 2017 Georgia U20 was senior next representative team:
https://www.worldrugby.org/regulations/ ... am?lang=en

see Men's and Women's Next Senior National Representative Team 2013-2017.pdf

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 07:30

amz wrote: He is capped by Georgia even if he didn't played for Lelos because in 2017 Georgia U20 was senior next representative team:
https://www.worldrugby.org/regulations/ ... am?lang=en

see Men's and Women's Next Senior National Representative Team 2013-2017.pdf


That‘s pretty good news!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 07:43

Dato, Abzhandadze is not that guy who will play any other team than Georgia. He will definitely play for Lelos.
I hope he will be ready for aenior team in 2019 before RWC.

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