Canada vs Georgia

Georgia is getting ready for its last test within the North America tour. The Lelos are going to play against a very strong opponent – the national team of Canada.
After the defeat in USA, Georgia’s head coach Milton Haig made some changes in the squad.
Giorgi Chkhaidze moved to the second row of the scrum, his position as no. 8 was taken by Beka Bitsadze of Army R.C. Lekso Gugava is going to replace Alexander Todua as wing.
Instead of Merab Sharikadze, who left the team to join the Georgian Under 20’s at IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy, position of the center will be covered by experienced Tedo Zibzibadze.
Second-row forward Shalva Sutiashvili, who joined the team in Canada, will replace injured Zviad Maisuradze; Shalva, together with Levan Chilachava and Bidzina Samkharadze, will start the game on the bench.
Georgian squad for this Saturday’s game looks like this:

1. Mikheil Nariashvili
2. Revaz Belkania
3. David Zirakashvili
4. Giorgi Chkhaidze
5. Vakhtang Maisuradze
6. Gia Labadze
7. Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
8. Beka Bitsadze

9. Irakli Abuseridze
10. Merab Kvirikashvili
11. Lekso Gugava
12. Tedo Zibzibadze
13. David Kacharava
14. Irakli Machkhaneli
15. Irakli Kiasashvili

16. Shalva Mamukashvili, 17. Levan Chilachava, 18. Shalva Sutiashvili, 19. Givi Berishvili
20. Bidzina Samkharadze, 21. Lasha Malaguradze, 22. Alexander Todua

Head coach: Milton Haig
Assistant coach: Chris Gibbes
Assistant coach: Ilia Maisuradze
Assistant coach: Ilia Zedginidze
S&C coach: Tony Burgess
Manager: Vasil Abashidze

The match will be played at 01:00 a.m. on June 24 Tbilisi time.

Rugby Union of Canada plans to stream the match at the following website:
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