Georgia squad for Samoa

15-Nov-2018

 

Georgia coaching staff includes three uncapped players in match day 23 squad to face Samoa in TBC Rugby Series test on November 17 – Junior Lelos fly half Tedo Abzhandadze starts at 10. Another U20 graduate, LH prop Guram Gogichashvili of Racing 92 to start from bench along with TH prop Beka Gigashili of Grenoble.

 

With Same Pack

 

Starting forwards pack stays unchanged from the previous test against Italy. There are some significant changes in back line –Soso Matiashvili ruled out from squad after the he got injured during Italy match. Lasha Khmaladze will take his place at 15. 19-year-old Tedo Abzhandadze will start at 10 to receive his first Senior International cap. Powerful duo of Merab Sharikadze (Captain) and Tamaz Mchedlidze start in center. Georgia U20 graduate Giorgi Kveseladze and Zurab Dzneladze will start at wings.

 

Two debutants in reserves

 

Two of uncapped props – U20 Graduate Guram Gogichashvili and Beka Gigashvili are in reserves. Shalva Mamukashvili covers hooker and Shalva Sutiashvili will wait for his chance as lock replacement along with Beka Bitsadze. Gela Aprasidze, Lasha Malaghuradze and Anzor Sichinava are on bench for backs.

 

Significant Cap udates – Tamaz Mchedlidze to win his 50th International Cap. Shalva Sutiashvili will win the 60th. As mentioned above, the trio of Tedo Abzhandadze, Guram Gogichashvili and Beka Gigashvili are set for their first Senior International.

 

LELOS of GEORGIA

vs SAMOA  |  AUTUMN TEST - WEEK TWO

Sat 17/11_2018  |  Tbilisi, Avtchala Rugby Stadium  |  18.00 GET = 14.00 UTC

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Player

Club [League]

Born

 

Backs

 

15

Lasha KHMALADZE

Batumi [GEO Big 10]

1988

14

Giorgi KVESELADZE

Armazi Marneuli [GEO Big 10]

1997

13

Merab SHARIKADZE [Capt]

Aurillac [FRA Pro D2]

1993

12

Tamaz MTCHEDLIDZE

Agen [FRA Top 14]

1993

11

Zurab DZNELADZE

Lokomotivi Tbilisi [GEO Big 10]

1992

10

Tedo ABZHANDADZE

Aia Kutaisi [GEO Big 10] 

1999

9

Vasil LOBZHANIDZE

Brive [FRA Top 14]

1996

 

Forwards

 

1

Mikheil NARIASHVILI

Montpellier [FRA Top 14]

1990

2

Jaba BREGVADZE

Sunwolves [JPN Super Rugby]

1987

3

Dudu KUBRIASHVILI

Grenoble [FRA Top 14]

1986

4

Nodar TCHEISHVILI

Cornish Pirates [ENG Champ]

1990

5

Lasha LOMIDZE

Aurillac [FRA Pro D2]

1992

6

Otar GIORGADZE

Brive [FRA Top 14]

1996

7

Giorgi TSUTSKIRIDZE

Aurillac [FRA Pro D2]

1996

8

Beka GORGADZE

Bordeaux [FRA Top 14]

1996

 

Reserves

 

23

Anzor SITCHINAVA

Batumi [GEO Big 10]

1995

22

Lasha MALAGHURADZE

Yar Krasnoyarsk [RUS Super]

1986

21

Gela APRASIDZE

Montpellier [FRA Top 14]

1998

 

16

Shalva MAMUKASHVILI

Enisey Krasnoyarsk [RUS Super]

1990

17

Guram GOGICHASHVILI

Racing [FRA Top 14]

1998

18

Beka GIGASHVILI

Grenoble [FRA Top 14]

1992

19

Shalva SUTIASHVILI

Angoulême [FRA Pro D2]

1984

20

Beka BITSADZE

Narbonne [FRA Fed1]

1991

14/11_2018 @ 21.10

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