Tier 2 & 3 Rugby Forum

Georgia (Lelos)

User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 16:08
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Lelostream » Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 16:48

Image

Posts: 500
Joined: Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 18:18

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Beeman » Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 20:25

Sharikadze has signed for Aurillac it seems, a mid table Pro D2 team but with no Top 14 aspirations. Disappointing he couldn't get the Top 14 team that was rumoured, but still he's only 20, hopefully he can get an opportunity to play in the top leagues as some point.

Out of interest, I wonder whether some of the Georgians in the Top 14 alert their clubs of some of the top talent in Georgia, it seems to be that Pedro Bettencourt of Portugal got a contract at Clermont thanks to Julien Bardy, and previously José Lima got a contract thanks to Gonçalo Uva at Narbonne.

Georgia may still have a back in the Top 14 next year though if Agen go up through the playoffs.

Posts: 200
Joined: Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 16:29
Location: Brazil/Portugal
National Flag:
PortugalPortugal

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby mestre » Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 00:19

Beeman wrote:Sharikadze has signed for Aurillac it seems, a mid table Pro D2 team but with no Top 14 aspirations. Disappointing he couldn't get the Top 14 team that was rumoured, but still he's only 20, hopefully he can get an opportunity to play in the top leagues as some point.

Out of interest, I wonder whether some of the Georgians in the Top 14 alert their clubs of some of the top talent in Georgia, it seems to be that Pedro Bettencourt of Portugal got a contract at Clermont thanks to Julien Bardy, and previously José Lima got a contract thanks to Gonçalo Uva at Narbonne.

Georgia may still have a back in the Top 14 next year though if Agen go up through the playoffs.


José Lima is playing with the 1st XV, and has been a regular on theteam.
Pedro Bettencourt (Lima's center partner) has signed for 3 years with centre de formation de l'ASM Clermont Auvergne, but I could bet he will be with the 1st team in a year or so...
Rugby in Portugal: http://www.maodemestre.com/

Posts: 807
Joined: Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:23
National Flag:
FranceFrance

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 17:50



Great offload by Kolelishvili yesterday

Posts: 137
Joined: Sat, 03 May 2014, 00:22
National Flag:
New ZealandNew Zealand

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scoob » Sat, 03 May 2014, 00:45

Has anyone seen the video replays of Georgian under 18 team in there games against Ireland,Italy,Portugal. Irakli Svanidze there fullback is an outstanding prospect.He made some great line breaks in all games they played and had to have been one of the best players at the tournament.Was light years better than any other Georgian back. A french club would surely have noticed him. Number 6 Zoidze and number 8 Beka Gorgadze were also very impressive.

User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 16:08
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Lelostream » Sat, 03 May 2014, 08:44

Scoob wrote:Has anyone seen the video replays of Georgian under 18 team in there games against Ireland,Italy,Portugal. Irakli Svanidze there fullback is an outstanding prospect.He made some great line breaks in all games they played and had to have been one of the best players at the tournament.Was light years better than any other Georgian back. A french club would surely have noticed him. Number 6 Zoidze and number 8 Beka Gorgadze were also very impressive.

U 18 European Championship 2014

Ireland - Georgia
Part 1: Video
Part 2: Video

Italy - Georgia
Part 1: Video
Part 2: Video

Portugal - Georgia
Part 1: Video
Part 2: Video

Posts: 500
Joined: Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 18:18

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Beeman » Sat, 03 May 2014, 14:33

Interesting clash in the Top 14 for Georgian fans. Zirakashvili (Clermont) vs Jgenti (Perpignan). It's Zirakashvili who appears to be coming out on top in the scrum in that contest, Jgenti struggling up against Debaty.

Scoob wrote:Has anyone seen the video replays of Georgian under 18 team in there games against Ireland,Italy,Portugal. Irakli Svanidze there fullback is an outstanding prospect.He made some great line breaks in all games they played and had to have been one of the best players at the tournament.Was light years better than any other Georgian back. A french club would surely have noticed him. Number 6 Zoidze and number 8 Beka Gorgadze were also very impressive.

Interesting. I will try and watch the games and have a look out for him. He's already got some videos up on YouTube as well.

Posts: 1320
Joined: Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:57

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby 4N » Sat, 03 May 2014, 15:42

Mikautadze red carded for a kick to the head against Stade Francais.

Posts: 588
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 20:56
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby fullbackace » Sat, 03 May 2014, 17:54

I didn't watch Clermont v Saracens in the HC but besides that Zirakishvili has been massive after coming back from injury, if he continues like this there will be no competition for our starting N3 on the WC, Its interesting to see who will be his replacement, from Kubriashvili, Peikrishvili, Jgenti.

If we get Kakovin back that would make for a massive scrum.
Don't Pray For Easy lives, Pray for enough Beer!

Posts: 807
Joined: Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:23
National Flag:
FranceFrance

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Sun, 04 May 2014, 17:02

4N wrote:Mikautadze red carded for a kick to the head against Stade Francais.

video : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1t0gs ... uart_sport

Posts: 500
Joined: Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 18:18

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Beeman » Sun, 04 May 2014, 17:08

4N wrote:Mikautadze red carded for a kick to the head against Stade Francais.

Seen far worse, but that was really silly. He only gets limited chances and that won't impress the coaches, first red since he got one on that Georgia A tour of Wales I think.

Posts: 1320
Joined: Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:57

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby 4N » Sun, 04 May 2014, 18:42

Agree that red was harsh, very literal interpretation by the ref. But that's what happens when you have a go at a French player in France.

I also worry for that it will hurt his playing time for Toulon post-suspension. They're hardly short of options.

Posts: 807
Joined: Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:23
National Flag:
FranceFrance

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Sun, 04 May 2014, 19:07

4N wrote:Agree that red was harsh, very literal interpretation by the ref. But that's what happens when you have a go at a French player in France.

I also worry for that it will hurt his playing time for Toulon post-suspension. They're hardly short of options.


The main reason about the hurt of his playing time is Taofifenua and Evans signings.
Next year Toulon will have 6 locks : Bakkies Botha, Ali Williams, Ian Evans, Jocelino Suta, Romain Taofifenua and for sure Konstantine Mikautadze

Posts: 67
Joined: Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 10:19
National Flag:
ScotlandScotland

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beardy reiver » Fri, 09 May 2014, 08:55

http://m.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/spo ... -1-3399682

Sad to see Basilaia go having unfairly lost his place to some pretty second rate saffers. He deserved better, hope he gets more game time in France.
If they're good enough to play at world cups why aren't they good enough for the Sanzars in between?

Posts: 500
Joined: Wed, 16 Apr 2014, 18:18

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Beeman » Fri, 09 May 2014, 09:41

beardy reiver wrote:http://m.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/rugby/latest/basilaia-leaves-edinburgh-with-his-head-held-high-1-3399682

Sad to see Basilaia go having unfairly lost his place to some pretty second rate saffers. He deserved better, hope he gets more game time in France.

Basilaia is a decent player and good ball carrier, an area I would say he can improve though is he has hands like feet and can get sloppy at times losing the ball in contact.

He's good enough that he'll probably get at least a Pro D2 contract, but I must admit it's disappointing that as the only Georgian playing in a pro league outside of France he had some injuries and was pretty much frozen out as unwanted when Solomons came in and brought a dozen South Africans with him, his career in Edinburgh ended pretty much when Bradley was sacked.

Posts: 1320
Joined: Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:57

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby 4N » Thu, 15 May 2014, 01:02

Bregvadze not renewed at Toulouse, replaced by 33 year old Corey Flynn.

Shame he's been persisted with as a hooker, just far too small. Could have made a decent fist of playing as a 'fetcher' type openside I believe. Never a front rower though.

Posts: 99
Joined: Fri, 09 May 2014, 00:26
National Flag:
IrelandIreland

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby ormond lad » Tue, 20 May 2014, 20:35

Isnt Georgian Clubs Final this weekend?
Peter Fitzgibbon, IRFU referee, is reffing the final.

Posts: 807
Joined: Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:23
National Flag:
FranceFrance

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Tue, 20 May 2014, 21:30

ormond lad wrote:Isnt Georgian Clubs Final this weekend?
Peter Fitzgibbon, IRFU referee, is reffing the final.


Absolutely ;)
24.05 Armia Tbilisi v. Lelo Tbilisi

Some stats about the championship

Top points scorer :
1. Temur Sokhadze (Kochebi Bolnisi) - 232 pts
2. Beka Tsiklauri (Locomotive Tbilisi) - 217 pts
3. Irakli Kiasashvili (Lelo Tbilisi) - 209 pts
4. Bakhva Kobakidze (Armia Tbilisi) - 155 pts
5. Davit Kiknadze (Armazi Tbilisi) - 114 pts

Top tries scorer :
1. Aleko Tuchashvili (Armia Tbilisi) - 9 tries
2. Giga Gagoshvili (Armia Tbilisi), Lekso Gugava (Lelo Tbilisi) - 7 tries
4. Giorgi Bitsadze (Locomotive Tbilisi), Giorgi Pruidze (Aia Kutaisi), Giorgi Shkinin (Armia Tbilisi), Davit Khidesheli (Kochebi Bolnisi) - 6 tries

Posts: 137
Joined: Sat, 03 May 2014, 00:22
National Flag:
New ZealandNew Zealand

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scoob » Fri, 23 May 2014, 20:30

Georgian under 19 rugby lost to England counties under 20 36-10.
Georgia actually played fairly well in a high paced game. They were physically out matched up front by older opposition particularly in the scrums where they got destroyed.2 of Georgias best props from Junior world trophy not on this tour which did not help. The pleasing thing was there backline matched the opposition and made a number of good line breaks. The back 3 of Babunashvili,Svanidze,Gulitashvili played very well except 1-2 handling errors. The half back --first five pairing also played well,the halfback needs to improve passing game though. Number 8 Gorgodze done well considering front 5 were backpedalling number of times. Forward pack were very good in the mauls and open play, lineout but team did not get enough ball to challenge on the scoreboard.
Not sure how many of those county players are in academy for premiership clubs but were a good team.

Adamstown 7s

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Adamstown 7s » Fri, 23 May 2014, 21:15

Svanidze a full back? And is the young gorgodze any relation to mamuka?

User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 16:08
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Lelostream » Sat, 24 May 2014, 14:59

24.05.2014
England Counties (U20) 22 - 23 Georgian (U19)

User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 16:08
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Lelostream » Sat, 24 May 2014, 15:34

24.05.2014
Georgian Premier Division Final: Lelo (Tbilisi) 24 - 11 Army (Tbilisi)

Lelo (Tbilisi) Champion of Georgia. Congratulations! :)

Posts: 213
Joined: Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 05:04
National Flag:
GeorgiaGeorgia

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scorpion » Sat, 24 May 2014, 15:49

Adamstown 7's wrote:And is the young gorgodze any relation to mamuka?

should be G-org-a-dze

Posts: 1320
Joined: Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:57

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby 4N » Thu, 29 May 2014, 16:55

Kubriashvili drafted into Barbarians side to face England on 1 June. Starting at 3 with Gorgodze at 8.

Posts: 807
Joined: Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:23
National Flag:
FranceFrance

Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Fri, 30 May 2014, 22:42

Emerging Georgia squad to face England Counties
PROPS
Guram Kavtidze (27 years old, Lyon OU, France)
Tornike Lomidze (24, FC Auch, France)
Zaza Navrozashvili (21, Union Bordeaux-Bègles, France)
Nika Pataraia (23, Lelo Tbilisi)

HOOKERS
Giorgi Lomtadze (21, Lelo Tbilisi)
Davit Khidesheli (21, Kochebi Bolnisi)

LOCKS
Sandro Koiava (24, Lelo Tbilisi)
Bachuki Gujaraibze (29, Saint-Nazaire Rugby, France)
Lasha Lomidze (21, Montpellier HR, France)
Giorgi Mchedlishvili (21, Jiki Tbilisi)

BACKROW
Giorgi Chkoidze (23, Lelo Tbilisi)
Mikheil Gachechiladze (23, SC Hagetmau, France)
Guram Shengelia (21, Jiki Tbilisi)
Elguja Surguladze (21, Lelo Tbilisi)

SCRUMHALVES
Alexander Mindiashvili (22, Lelo Tbilisi)
Vaso Lobzhanidze (18, Armazi Tbilisi)

FLYHALVES
Giorgi Babunashvili (18, Aia Kutaisi)
Revaz Jinchelashvili (18, Aia Kutaisi)

CENTRES
Giga Gagoshvili (22, Armia Tbilisi)
Giorgi Jimsheladze (24, Armia Tbilisi)
Giorgi Talakhadze (19, Lelo Tbilisi)
Tornike Tsertsvadze (26, Lelo Tbilisi)

WINGERS
Muraz Giorgadze (19, Armazi Tbilisi)
Levan Gogolashvili (21, Kochebi Bolnisi)

FULLBACKS
Giorgi Aptsiauri (20, Armia Tbilisi)
Saba Nikolava (21, Armazi Tbilisi)


England Counties XV squad
Richard List (Doncaster and Yorkshire)
Tom Mantell (Macclesfield and Cheshire)
Jamal Ford-Robinson (Cambridge and Cornwall)
Steve Johnson (Hull and Yorkshire)
Sean Edwards (Bishops Storford and Hertfordshire)
James Salter (Redruth and Cornwall)
William Radburn (Birmingham & Solihull and North Midlands)
Chris Wearmouth (Blaydon and Durham)
Ben Hilton (Launceston and Cornwall)
Ollie Cooper-Millar (Old Albanians and Hertfordshire)
Tom Stradwick (Blackheath and Kent)
Billy Johnson (Old Albanians and Hertfordshire)
Jessie Liston (Blackheath and Kent)
Keith Laughlin (Blaydon and Northumberland)
Harry Broadbent (Rosslyn Park and Cheshire)
Joe Bedford (Sandal and Yorkshire)
Rhodri Adamson (Winchester, Newcastle University and Northumberland)
Lawrence Rayner (Old Albanians and Hertfordshire)
Mike Wilcox (Cinderford and Gloucestershire)
Seb Rodwell (Hartpury College and Gloucestershire)
Markus Burcham (Blackheath and Kent)
Cameron Mitchell (Darlington MP and Durham)
Lewis Vinnicombe (Truro and Cornwall)
Nevaro Codlin (Cinderford and Gloucestershire)
Jim Wigglesworth (Cambridge and Yorkshire)
Sean Taylor (Preston Grasshoppers and Lancashire)

England Counties will play matches against Emerging Georgia in Tblisi on June 4 and June 8.
Last edited by beber on Sat, 31 May 2014, 09:45, edited 1 time in total.

Next

Return to Rugby Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], olivier, Yahoo [Bot] and 11 guests