TBC Rugby Series August 2019



Ahead of Rugby World Cup, The Lelos to play two TBC Rugby Series test against Russia and Scotland at home in August.


In the first fixture of the Series, The Lelos will host Russia at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on August 27; and in four days’ time, Georgian National team will face the first Tier 1 team on Georgian soil, Scotland at Dinamo arena on August 31.


The official presentation of TBC Rugby Series 2019 took place today in Georgia Rugby Union headquarters.


Georgia Rugby Union President Gocha Svanidze said:



“We are happy that our long-term friendship with TBC Bank continues. This is a Rugby World Cup year and instead of traditional November Series, we will have two-match TBC Rugby Series in August, in Georgia.At 19:30 on August 27 we play against Russia at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, and at 20:00 on August 31 – against Scotland atDinamo Arena. Our national team will then continue pre-Rugby World Cup preparation and play a return fixture against Scotland at Murrayfield on September 6“.


“These matches aim at preparation for Rugby World Cup, though the fans expect to get winning match scores. The same can be said about national team staff and players. Supporters will get an opportunity to see the Lelos at home on the pitch ahead of their departure to Japan and I am sure they will be contented.“


This is going to be the third edition of TBC Rugby Series, which Nika Kurdiani, Deputy CEO of TBC Bank, highlighted:



“The friendship goes on! We are happy because Georgian Rugby gained such a high reputation and now we will have a tier one team to play in Georgia for the first time. TBC Rugby Series was launched several years ago, and we have every intention to continue this cooperation in the future. Georgian Rugby, which achieved such a success, needs a further boost because they are now entering a new stage in their development. “


The Lelos’ Head Coach Milton Haig also spoke about the importance of TBC Rugby Series 2019:



"On behalf of the team, I would like once again to thank TBC, our partners for getting back behind the National Team. I’ve said several times publicly, that without the support of likes TBC Bank, we would not be where we are now. 


"Obviously, to host the first Tier 1 team Scotland in Georgia is a huge occasion not just for players and management, but for rugby in general in our country. Obviously, this is the culmination of the Rugby World Cup preparation, so it is the last opportunity for the Georgian public to see the national team playing before we go to Japan. Once again, both matches are very important for us, because we are trying to imitate World Cup matches. "


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