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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 19:27

U20 Team to face Western Province academy (first game)

1- Guram Gogichiashvili (Locomotive Tbilisi)
2- Levan Papidze (Lelo Saracens)
3- Revaz Dugladze (Lelo Saracens)
4- Koba Jimsheleishvili (Jiki Gori)
5- Beka Saginadze (Lelo Saracens)
6- Ilia Spanderashvili (Armia Tbilisi, captain)
7- Tornike Jalaghonia (Khuligana Tbilisi)
8- Shota Areshidze (Aia Kutaisi)
9- Gela Aprasidze (Lelo Saracens)
10- Davit Modzghvrishvili (Academia Tbilisi)
11- Davit Meskhi (Armia Tbilisi)
12- Giorgi Tsiklauri (Jiki Gori)
13- Bezhan Gavashelishvili (Lelo Saracens)
14- Lado Miminoshvili (Batumi)
15- Luka Yurin (Lyon/France)

16- Ushang Cheishvili (Montpellier/France), 17- Gela Makharashvili (Academia Tbilisi), 18- Guram Papidze (Lyon/France), 19- Tornike Akubardia (Kharebi Rustavi), 20- Arseni Machaladze (Aia Kutaisi), 21- Alexander Kalmakhelidze (Armia Tbilisi), 22- Luka Dvalishvili (Armazi Tbilisi), 23- Tedo Abzhanadze (Aia Kutaisi), 24- Giorgi Gogoladze (Montpellier/France), 25- Beka Mamukashvili (Lelo Saracens)

Rested players : Lasha Tabidze (Bordeaux/France), Petre Jincharadze (Aia Kutaisi), Levan Chavchavadze (Armia Tbilisi), Tengiz Zamtaradze (Lelo Saracens), Giorgi Nutsubidze (Jiki Gori), Lasha Jaiani (Exeter University/England), Giga Grigalashvili (Lelo Saracens), Sandro Mamamtarashvili (TBS Universiteti), Giorgi Nutsubidze (Aia Kutaisi); Alexander Nakhusrishvili (Armia Tbilisi), Sandro Svanidze (Armazi Tbilisi), Akaki Tabutsadze (Lelo Saracens), Mirian Modebadze (Aia Kutaisi), Saba Svimonishvili (Sharks Academy/South Africa), Giorgi Kveseladze (Lelo Saracens), Otar Dzagnidze (Aia Kutaisi)

Injured : Jemal Shatirishvili (La Rochelle/France)

Not released : Omar Odishvili (Pau/France)
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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scoob » Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 21:43

I hope Miriam Modebadze,Tubutsadze and Giorgi Kvesiladze are ok and not injured.they are 3 of Georgias best backs.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 00:25

Scoob wrote:I hope Miriam Modebadze,Tubutsadze and Giorgi Kvesiladze are ok and not injured.they are 3 of Georgias best backs.


rested, according to GRU website. I forgot to add rested backs :
Alexander Nakhusrishvili (Armia Tbilisi), Sandro Svanidze (Armazi Tbilisi), Akaki Tabutsadze (Lelo Saracens), Mirian Modebadze (Aia Kutaisi), Saba Svimonishvili (Sharks Academy/South Africa), Giorgi Kveseladze (Lelo Saracens), Otar Dzagnidze (Aia Kutaisi)


Dzagnidze joined the squad after his good U18 tournament

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 16:39

Jiki beat Batumi 25-6 to advance to their first DIDI 10 final. Second semifinal between Academia and Lelo takes place tomorrow.

beber. That could be Avchala stadium. They are building second stand there.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 22:01

Final Score : Georgia U20 55-17 Western Province Academy

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Sat, 29 Apr 2017, 22:44

Was anyone at the game and knows how it went? Scoreboard looks quite good.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Tue, 02 May 2017, 16:01

Jaba Bregvadze released by Worcester Warriors. I think because of good games from their new signing Joseph Taufete'e (USA). I hope he will find a new club!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Tue, 02 May 2017, 17:51

Georgia U20 coach made 11 changes for the second game against Western Province academy

1- Giorgi Nutsubidze (Jiki Gori)
2- Tengiz Zamtaradze (Lelo Saracens)
3- Guram Papidze (Lyon, France)
4- Giga Grigalashvili (Lelo Saracens)
5- Tornike Akubardia (Kharebi Rustavi)
6- Giorgi Nutsubidze (Aia Kutaisi)
7- Tornike Jalaghonia (Khuligana Tbilisi)
8- Shota Areshidze (Aia Kutaisi)
9- Aleksandre Nakhutsrishvili (Armia Tbilisi)
10- Tedo Abzhanadze (Aia Kutaisi)
11- Akaki Tabutsadze (Lelo Saracens)
12- Giorgi Gogoladze (Montpellier, France)
13- Gorgi Tsiklauri (Jiki Gori)
14- Saba Svimonishvili (Sharks Academy, South Africa)
15- Luka Yurin (Lyon, France)

16- Levan Chavchavadze (Armia Tbilisi), 17- Petre Jincharadze (Aia Kutaisi), 18- Revaz Dugladze (Lelo Saracens), 19- Koba Jimsheleishvili (Jiki Gori), 20- Aleksandre Kalmakhelidze (Armia Tbilisi), 21- Luka Dvalishvili (Armazi Tbilisi), 22- Davit Modzghvrishvili (Academia Tbilisi), 23- Sandro Svanidze (Armazi Tbilisi)

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby beber » Wed, 03 May 2017, 16:14

Second game : Georgia U20 11-6 Western Province Academy (ht : 6-3)

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Scorpion » Thu, 04 May 2017, 03:52

Looks like Mamuka Gorgodze will call for his international retirement.

Lelos will surely miss him

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby ihateblazers » Thu, 04 May 2017, 05:19

He will be hugely missed. If it's for welfare reasons to prolong his career maybe he could transition to lock for Georgia instead? Its less taxing than the backrow and players tend to play longer there.

Its for financial reasons then i guess there's nothing more to say other than good luck.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby fullbackace » Thu, 04 May 2017, 06:06

ehh everything has an end.. I was dreading this day :(
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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 04 May 2017, 06:11

Gorgodze is legend. Man who did not back down from any challenge in his life. Mamuka Gorgodze isnt in his nest form. I remember him 28-30 years old when was most productive and experienced.

Thank you Mamuka!
Ps: he will play 1 match in Lelos. I hope it will be in Tbilisi next year, REC.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 04 May 2017, 06:48

From my point of view he can still play for Georgia until the next WC (maybe at lock?) but you must respect his decision. Maybe a retiring match against the Oaks at Tbilisi?:) Great player and servant for his country!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 04 May 2017, 09:29

Bogdan_DC wrote:From my point of view he can still play for Georgia until the next WC (maybe at lock?) but you must respect his decision. Maybe a retiring match against the Oaks at Tbilisi?:) Great player and servant for his country!

Nope he will not continue playing for Lelos any more. He will hold 1 final match and i hope it will be on Dinamo Arena against Oaks and 55,000+ spectators. He said that he would not play any other matches if Lelos won in Bucharest this year.

He announced that he will retire until he is in good shape to remember as great player and not as "he was great once". Good decision and best wishes for him for the rest of his life. I believe he can play for Toulon few years.


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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby BigG » Thu, 04 May 2017, 11:13

Mamuka Gorgodze - the greatest ever Georgian rugby player.
It is hard to imagine our national team without him.
A lot of thanks to him for being an outstanding player, a brilliant personality and a big patriot.
Mamuka, we will miss your impressive performances.
Good luck and happiness.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby amz » Thu, 04 May 2017, 12:04

Big loss for Lelos, he's certainly an iconic player and he will be missed. However, he may be back for RWC 2019 for last run, it happened before with players who retired from national teams. I wish him luck, happiness and good health!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 04 May 2017, 12:12

If you need to name 5 proposals for Hall of fame of Georgian rugby, who are the first in your mind? I have: Gorgodze, Zirakashvili, Tsabadze, Zedginidze and Kvirikashvili(i don't like him but his achievements are hard to ignore liking him or not).

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Thu, 04 May 2017, 12:47

It is an end of an era for Georgian rugby. He said in an interview that he`ll play one last game in Georgia (I hope it is against Romania). He has done so much for Georgian rugby. Thank you Mamuka!

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby 4N » Thu, 04 May 2017, 13:15

On the rugby side of things, it's a blow for Georgia ahead of their North America tour. I'm pretty sure Nemsadze is out as well so lock could be a worry.

Gorgodze is a legend not just of Georgian rugby but of the sport itself IMO. Fans will remember him for years to come.

Bogdan_DC wrote:If you need to name 5 proposals for Hall of fame of Georgian rugby, who are the first in your mind? I have: Gorgodze, Zirakashvili, Tsabadze, Zedginidze and Kvirikashvili(i don't like him but his achievements are hard to ignore liking him or not).


I would swap Kvirikashvili for Labadze.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Thu, 04 May 2017, 13:20

4N wrote: I would swap Kvirikashvili for Labadze.
Now that you remember him to me yes, he deserve a place also.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Fri, 05 May 2017, 09:15

My candidates would be:

- Mamuka Gorgodze - he is our georgian jonah lomu. he will be remembered as the graetest player ever to put on the georgian jersey.
- Gia Labadze - a great, great, great player and person. what he did for georgia and toulon is just unbelievable.
- Levan Tsabadze - no need for explanation here.
- Goderzi Shvelidze & Dati Zirakashvili - Shvelidze is often underestimated, but he began bringing georgian players as zira to france and in that way helped iproving our players and gave many of our great warriors like zira the chance to become professional players. the one thing about zira: when he allready was a star player in france, earning a lot of money and could have even earned more if he stopped playing for georgia, he went out on the field in places like heusenstamm and played against teams as germany or portugal and represented georgia until the end. i think he also has to do something with many young georgian players getting signed by clermont academy and clermont academy visiting georgia.

Someone who maybe as a player wasn't as good as the lads above is Ilia Maisuradze. While I know that Georgians are very passionate about their Rugby, I do not think there is anyone more passionate about it than he is. As a player he gave all he had and as a coach he now does the same. He and his coaching team brought the Junior Lelos up to the highest level. He has contributed big league to our success.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby Bogdan_DC » Fri, 05 May 2017, 09:50

datodato wrote: i think he also has to do something with many young georgian players getting signed by clermont academy and clermont academy visiting georgia.
For sure. Romania have good connection in Castres for example, because of our great former international Adrian Lungu who is part of their staff. Zirakashvili is your version of Ledesma because he is not only a good player but a really good coach in scrummaging also. I saw him working very well with young guys. Probably he will follow a career in coaching i guess.

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby datodato » Fri, 05 May 2017, 15:34

Does someone know how the tickets sale goes for the U20 World Cup. Full stadiums would be very nice.

I also don't get why there are games at Avchala Stadium. Wasn't there a better location? The outlook from the Avchala Stadium is noch really the best...

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Re: Georgia (Lelos)

Postby GeoRugby » Fri, 05 May 2017, 15:56

Probably he will follow a career in coaching i guess.


My thoughts exactly. Zirakashvili is very well respected in Clermont and speaks fluent French. I think we`ll see him get a scrum coach job when he is done as a player.

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