U19 Lelos - 2013 European Champions



Georgian U19 national team became 2013 European Champions. Junior Lelos have achieved the most significant victory by winning over their Belgian peers by 32 to 6 in the final match of the 2013 European Championship.


By marking this remarkable achievement Junior Lelos qualified for Junior World Rugby Trophy, to be held in Hong-Kong next year.


"I am the happiest man alive! We became European Champions and qualified for the JWRT. I am enormously proud of my boys and want to thank each and every one of them for what they have done to gain this victory. Hereby I want to thank the whole coaching staff and every person who participated in team preparation. I’d like to congratulate everyone with this remarkable victory. This was one more step forward for Georgian Rugby.” Said the head couch of U19 Georgia David Vartanyan.


George Nijaradze, Georgia Rugby Union president: “I would love to congratulate everyone with the most significant victory. We have won this tournament after the last year’s drop down. We have proved once again that we are able to win this tournament.


I am enormously proud and happy for Georgian Rugby has such talented and strong new generation on the way. I am sure some of these boys will feature in Georgia’s first XV soon. Let me hereby express my gratitude to the coaching staff and National Academy of Rugby.


As for the match itself – the boys were little bit nervous at the first half, but in the second half, they have accumulated all their strength and settled the game. Anyway the final is a final with all its tension. Boys have won the European championship title and greatly they have qualified for the Junior World Rugby Trophy.


Once again, congratulations to everybody!“


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