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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scorpion » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 11:00

Confirmed by WR

9-June: Tonga vs Georgia in Suva
16-June: Fiji vs Georgia
23-June: Japan vs Georgia

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 14:01

Scorpion wrote:Confirmed by WR

9-June: Tonga vs Georgia in Suva
16-June: Fiji vs Georgia
23-June: Japan vs Georgia


Tonga game will reffed by Brandon Pickerill of New Zealand.
Fiji game by Gerome Garces of France.
Japan one by Nigel Owens of Wales. It is Nigel Owens's only game as the main ref for the June tests.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 16:00

GeoRugby wrote:
Scorpion wrote:Confirmed by WR

9-June: Tonga vs Georgia in Suva
16-June: Fiji vs Georgia
23-June: Japan vs Georgia


Tonga game will reffed by Brandon Pickerill of New Zealand.
Fiji game by Gerome Garces of France.
Japan one by Nigel Owens of Wales. It is Nigel Owens's only game as the main ref for the June tests.


Hope he will be the ref for Georgia.vs Fiji in 2019

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby YamahaKiwi » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 04:19

Yeah not too bad for you guys. You don't get Lacey while poor Russkies have to put up with their "Krasnodar tormentor" again :lol:

Talking of poor, WR article has TBC for game in Japan even though the JRFU announced publicly quite a while ago it would be held at Toyota Stadium. So quiteva pathetic effort from whoever did the match listings. I suspect there's no plans, but anyone hear any idea of GEO to simulate RWC and play multiple games in Japan like Italy will do?

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 05:40

YamahaKiwi wrote:Yeah not too bad for you guys. You don't get Lacey while poor Russkies have to put up with their "Krasnodar tormentor" again :lol:

Talking of poor, WR article has TBC for game in Japan even though the JRFU announced publicly quite a while ago it would be held at Toyota Stadium. So quiteva pathetic effort from whoever did the match listings. I suspect there's no plans, but anyone hear any idea of GEO to simulate RWC and play multiple games in Japan like Italy will do?


No, the won’t but they will simulate the amount of time they need to go to the stadium which in one case is about 1h.

Quick question: If Italy will simulate the RWC, does that mean that they also lose every game by a big margin in Japan? Because that would make the simulation very reallistic.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scorpion » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 05:53

YamahaKiwi wrote:JRFU announced publicly quite a while ago it would be held at Toyota Stadium.

Is this the same venue Georgia will play against Wales?

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby YamahaKiwi » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 06:02

Ok, good to know. Not having heard anything, I didn't think there would be any extra matches. You bring up a good point. Though Japan is well known for excellent infrastructure, surprisingly a number of stadiums, including those built for 2002 FIFA WC, have quite poor connections to and from their host cities. Apart from Toyota, Kumamoto (used last year for JPN v ROM) was widely criticised for transport options to the stadium, and connections to Kumagaya, and Shizuoka, that I know of are also sub standard. I haven't been to others like Tokyo Stadium in west Tokyo, or Sapporo, so I'm not sure about them. Btw, most Japanese roads don't have street names so I hope Georgia has a good bus driver and doesn't get lost LOL!

About Italy, very sharp dato, very sharp! Just don't bloodly lose to them in November orherwise you'll never live it down!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby YamahaKiwi » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 06:13

Scorpion wrote:
YamahaKiwi wrote:JRFU announced publicly quite a while ago it would be held at Toyota Stadium.

Is this the same venue Georgia will play against Wales?

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Yes, that's right Scorpion. Both teams will play RWC games there so good opportunity for both GEO and JPN to play at this venue. JPN played their first game at this stadium in June 2016 v SCO. So this will their 2nd game at Toyota. The game v SCO attracted about 25K spectators which only 8 months after RWC15 was quite disappointing.

I see you guys also play at Kumagaya and Shizuoka in the RWC, 2 stadiums I mentioned that aren't great for transport connections. Hanazono in Osaka is fine though, and at least 3 of your 4 games will be at football code specific stadiums, so any GEO fans will only need binoculars for the game at Shizuoka. :)

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby YamahaKiwi » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 10:14

Finally(!) Japanese media came out about Nikoloz Khatiashvili a couple of days ago :roll:

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 10:49

Bregvadze & Khatiashvili both on the bench to face Waratahs

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 12:28

beber wrote:Bregvadze & Khatiashvili both on the bench to face Waratahs


Two Georgians playing in Super Rugby. Who would have thought just few months ago. Great.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 19:56

Interesting to see georgian eightman Grigor Kerdikoshvili listed in Glendale Raptors squad for the first MLR season. Also looks to be a goalkicker

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Grigor Kerdikoshvili is originally from the Republic of Georgia, specifically the central Georgian town of Gori. He first moved to the United States in 2011. Grigor attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he began playing rugby. Both of Grigor’s parents played professional basketball, with his mother being selected to play for the Georgian national team. Grigor’s motivation comes from his sporting family, with competition in his blood. Hard work keeps him motivated, realizing that no matter his efforts, someone is working harder, pushing him to achieve his goals.



Never heard about him but he played for Air Force and was selected by West All-Conference.
Mr. Do-it-all for Air Force, Kerdikoshvili moved around between the second and third rows, and had a major impact wherever he lined up. The Zoomies’ utility man knows where to be on the field, and has great awareness and strength at the contact point. He even handled the majority of kicking duties this fall.

Grigor Kerdikoshvili started at No8 and looks a handy addition while

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby BigG » Sun, 08 Apr 2018, 19:48

[quote="beber"]Interesting to see georgian eightman Grigor Kerdikoshvili listed in Glendale Raptors squad for the first MLR season. Also looks to be a goalkicker

He is already 23.
Good luck Grisha.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Mon, 09 Apr 2018, 19:34

Georgia U18 Tighthead signed by Toulon.

New french rules require playing min 3 years in the youth, so we will see more Georgian players brought in younger I guess.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby SHIZZZO » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 06:10

That's good news I guess, will be a plus for the youth development, however we gotta watch out for the talent drain, and need to lock the players at least the good ones.
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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby vino_93 » Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 06:10

Yes exactly, clubs need to take them at 18 - or least - to make them play 3 years before 21. So they will go younger and younger.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 11:27

I think that's overall good news. The biggest gaps open apparently (judging by youth results) between 16-22. If more t2&3 kids learn more in France that's very good. Yes, you might lose one or two, but you might gain some more guys on a higher level.
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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)

Postby beber » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 14:16

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Junior Springboks – 15 Gianni Lombard, 14 Tyrone Green, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Sihle Njezula, 10 Lubabalo Dobela, 9 Rewan Kruger, 8 Muller Uys, 7 PJ Steenkamp, 6 Dian Schoonees, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Salmaan Moerat (c), 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Schalk Erasmus, 1 Alulutho Tshakweni.
Subs: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Nkosikhona Masuku, 18 Cohen Kiewit, 19 JC Pretorius, 20 Phendulani Buthelezi, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Abner van Reenen, 23 Lyle Hendricks.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 14:45

How strong is this Junior Boks team? It looks like close to the best because i remember few names from last year including their captain Salmaan Moerat, Gianni Lombard, Wandisile Simelane, Rewan Kruger and Muller Uys.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby BigG » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 16:17

Bogdan_DC wrote:How strong is this Junior Boks team? It looks like close to the best because i remember few names from last year including their captain Salmaan Moerat, Gianni Lombard, Wandisile Simelane, Rewan Kruger and Muller Uys.


It should be very strong AS USUAL.
Only once in 2011 SAR did not reach semifinals. One time champions, once - runner-ups, six times - bronze medal winners. Excellent record.

Again we are in very strong group together with France, SAR and Ireland.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 17:07

France is very strong this year, J Boks like always, Ireland looks like the most accessible. If you can say so about Ireland :)).

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scoob » Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 06:44

Any live videos of Georgia sth africa under 20 game

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 08:04

Scoob wrote:Any live videos of Georgia sth africa under 20 game

Nope. Unfortunately no live stream.

Azariashvili and Jaiani will not play in first match.

Gogichashvili is a beast on N1. Machaladze on N8 and of course Abzhandadze on N10.
No info about other backs. They are mostly 1999 or 2000 born.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby carbonero » Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 14:52

French Barbarians squad to face Georgia on May 31: http://www.barbarianrugbyclub.com/artic ... la-georgie

Basically PRO D2 espoirs. They are even calling them “Baby Barbarians”. The Georgian Union should call off the match.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 15:01

carbonero wrote:French Barbarians squad to face Georgia on May 31: http://www.barbarianrugbyclub.com/artic ... la-georgie

Basically PRO D2 espoirs. They are even calling them “Baby Barbarians”. The Georgian Union should call off the match.

Georgia should send their "espoirs" also :).

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