2 Graduates to Face Canada

09-Nov-2017

 

The Lelos’ Head Coach Milton Haig named his squad for the first match of TBC Rugby Series 2017. The 23-man squad includes two U20 Graduates promoted from this year’s Under 20 team – Mirian Modebadze starts as wing, and Giorgi Kveseladze is one of the substitutes.

 

On November 11, the Lelos will face Canada, against which they last played in Calgary six month ago and won 13:0 in spite of bad weather. This win balanced the Lelos’ vs Maple Leaves record, it is 3 v 3 now. Compared to our last match against Canada, there are 4 changes and one position shift in the starting 15.

 

First row features Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze and Levan Chilachava, second row is the same duo of Kote Mikautadze and Giorgi Nemsadze, and in the third row - flanker Vito Kolelishvili is going to play instead of Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, second flanker being Lasha Lomidze, and no.8 – Beka Bitsadze.

 

Vasil Lobjanidze and Lasha Khmaladze make the axis, which has not changed for a couple years; the same can be said about the two midfielders – Merab Sharikadze (captain) and David Kacharava. Featuring on the left wing is R.C. AIA’s fullback Mirian Modebadze with Giorgi Koshedze of RC Kharebi on the right.

 

Georgia’s’ first Centurion and top scorer Merab Kvirikashvili is not on the team sheet for the first time since February 2016 (Georgia vs Germany, REC), and his position will be filled by Ioseb Matiashvili, which used to play in the national team as wing and acted as fullback for 30 minutes in Argentina last summer.

 

The substitute forwards are front-rowers Shalva Mamukashvili, Karlen Asieshvili and Soso Bekoshvili, second-rower, veteran Giorgi Chkhaidze, who is going to get is 98th cap, and a debutant back Giorgi Kveseladze.

 

In total, there are 15 overseas and 8 Didi 10 (Big Ten – Georgias home premiership) players in our 23-man squad. 4 of domestic players are in the starting 15 (all of them are backs) and 4 – on the bench (of these, three are backs and one is a forward).

 

Georgia features 587 caps in total, of which 342 caps are forwards, and 245 caps backs. Among the backs there are three players whose aggregate caps are less than 10 (Koshadze – 6, Matiashvili – 3, and Modebadze – 0).

 

LELOS of GEORGIA

vs  CANADA

Sat 11/11_2017  |  Tbilisi, Dinamo Arena  |  KO 18.00 GEO = 14.00 UTC

Pos

Player

Club [League]

Born

 

Backs

 
15

Soso MATIASHVILI

Akademia Tbilisi [GEO Big 10]

1993

14

Giorgi KOSHADZE

Kharebi Rustavi [GEO Big 10]

1996

13

Davit KATCHARAVA

Enisey Krasnoyarsk [RUS Super]

1985

12

Merab SHARIKADZE  (C)

Aurillac [FRA Pro D2]

1993

11

Mirian MODEBADZE

Aia Kutaisi [GEO Big 10] 

1997

10

Lasha KHMALADZE

Lelo Saracens Tbilisi [GEO Big 10]

1988

9

Vasil LOBZHANIDZE

Brive [FRA Top 14]

1996

 

Forwards

 

1

Mikheil NARIASHVILI

Montpellier [FRA Top 14]

1990

2

Jaba BREGVADZE

Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk [RUS Super]

1987

3

Levan CHILACHAVA

Toulon [FRA Top 14]

1991

4

Kote MIKAUTADZE

Montpellier [FRA Top 14]

1991

5

Giorgi NEMSADZE

Bristol [ENG Champ]

1984

6

Lasha LOMIDZE

London Irish [ENG Prem]

1992

7

Vito KOLELISHVILI

Clermont [FRA Top 14]

1989

8

Beka BITSADZE

Narbonne [FRA Pro D2]

1991

 

Reserves

 
23

Giorgi KVESELADZE

Armazi Marneuli [GEO Big 10]

1997

22

Revaz JINTCHVELASHVILI

Armazi Marneuli [GEO Big 10]

1995

21

Giorgi BEGADZE

Lokomotivi Tbilisi [GEO Big 10]

1986

 

16

Shalva MAMUKASHVILI

Carcassonne [FRA Pro D2]

1990

17

Kakha ASIESHVILI

Brive [FRA Top 14]

1987

18

Soso BEKOSHVILI

Brive [FRA Top 14]

1993

19

Giorgi CHKHAIDZE

Nice [FRA Fed2]

1981

20

Giorgi TKHILAISHVILI

Batumi [GEO Big 10]

1991

14.25 @ 09/11_2017

 

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