Deepest condolences to French people from Georgia Rugby Family
Best Start Ever
Tries from captain Mamuka Gorgodze and flanker Giorgi Tkhilaishvili give Lelos a hard-fought victory in Pool C after monumental rearguard action
One month to go to RWC 2015
With one month to go to the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, tournament organisers England Rugby 2015 have updated fans on plans for the tournament
Emerging Ireland claim Tbilisi Cup title
Defeats for RWC 2015 qualifiers Georgia and Uruguay on Wednesday evening have resulted in Emerging Ireland winning their first Tbilisi Cup title with one round to spare
100 days to go
June 10 marks exactly 100 days to go until the start of Rugby World Cup 2015
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS!
Bidzina Ivanishvili was granted WR Development Award; Georgian Rugby Will have its own 25-30 K Stadium!
RWC2015 tickets Go on Sale
Up to one million tickets across 48 matches of Rugby World Cup 2015 will go on sale to the general public from September 12th via an application window that runs until 29 September
Georgia to face Kiwi challenge in RWC
World champions New Zealand await the top European qualifiers Georgia as the Lelos beat off a brave Romanian challenge in Tbilisi to win the FIRA-AER European Nations Cup Division 1A title
2014 Match two - Portugal 9 - 34 Georgia
On 8th of February, The Lelos won against Portugal National Rugby Team by marking their largest margin in score – 9:34 for the first time in sides’ previous encounters
Georgian Sevens - New Year with New Sponsor
A sponsorship contract between Georgian Rugby Union and Internal Oil and Gas Company Tethys Petroleum Limited that foresees general sponsorship of Georgian National Sevens Team was signed in December 2013
Georgian 7’s side gained the 6th place at final stage, of FIRA AER 2013 Gran-Prix series in Bucharest
Georgian Student Selection to play Bowl final tomorrow at 27th Summer Universiade
Mamuka Gorgodze's Birthday
Today is birthday of one of Georgia’s Leading Internationals and outstanding rugby player's of modern rugby - Mamuka Gorgodze.
May loaded with rugby in Georgia
Georgian U19 side will host England Counties U20, as well as RC Spartak GM will travel to Georgia to have tests against RC Locomotive and RC Armazi of Tbilisi
Lelos off to Marriott Sevens
Georgian 7s squad leaves for London Marriott Sevens for their final qualification stage to the IRB Sevens World Series
And the Oscar goes to Mamuka Gorgodze
The French daily rugby edition “Midi Olympique” is one of the most prestigious rugby newspapers in France, which since 1954 awards with the Rugby Oscar the players who in current season equally show outstanding and charismatic performance at French Top 14 premiership and at the Heineken cup as well
Georgian U18 side's win over Italy's U18
The Georgian National U18 side held their second match at the Elite Division of FIRA-AER U18 European Championship (Justin Bridou Trophy) on 26th of March, 2013 against Italy’s U18 team, which Georgian side won with the score of 17 over 12. It has to be mentioned that last year, our U 18 boys had already won over Italy at the same championship Division
U 18 Lelos against Italy U 18
On 26th of March, Georgia’s U18 side will play their second match (the minor semi final) at U18 European Championship (Justin Bridou trophy) Elite Division.
Exciting schedule for Tier Two Unions
The International Rugby Board has launched the unprecedented IRB International Rugby Series that will see an extensive programme of competitive matches for Tier 2 and 3 nations during the November 2012 window.
Georgian beach rugby selection won the 6th place at the FIRA-AER Beach Rugby Cup in Biarritz, France.
RWC Sevens Qualifier
On July 15 Georgian National Sevens Team left for Algarve, venue of the upcoming RWC Sevens Qualifier.
Beach Rugby in Biarritz
On July 19 the Georgian beach rugby team will leave for Biarritz, France, in order to attend Euro Beach Rugby Cup 2012, supported by FIRA-AER.
Looking For an Optimal Squad
On June 28 Georgian Sevens team leaves for Moscow in order to compete in the second leg of European Sevens Grand Prix Series.
Unsuccessful Against Japan
Georgian Under 20 team failed to beat Japan in its last JWRT pool match and lost the opportunity to reach the final.
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.
Haig Names the Squad
Milton Haig, Head Coach of the Georgian national team, invited three debutant players – prop Irakli Mirtskhulava and flankers Giorgi Tkhilaishvili and Beka Bitsadze, - to join the Lelos in the match against Ukraine.
George Nijaradze and Richard Dixon Awarded the Presidential Order of Excellence
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili awarded the Georgian Rugby Union President George Nijaradze and former Georgia National Rugby Coach Richie Dixon (also involved in a development and consultancy role with the Georgian Rugby Union) with the Honorary Orders of Excellence for outstanding achievements in development of sport.
New Zealanders to Coach Georgians
Georgian National rugby team is set for the world Cup 2015 campaign with the announcement of the appointment of New Zealand coaches Milton Haig and Chris Gibbs. The New Zealanders took over from Scotsman Richie Dixon, who continues his cooperation with the Georgian Rugby Union in capacity of development consultant.
‘Willow Cup’ goes to “Army”
The crowd at Avchala stadium witnessed the match which is now rightly considered as one of the best final games in the history of Georgian National Rugby Championship.
Georgia - U19 Euro champions
The young “Lelos” have triumphed in FIRA-AER U19 European Championship for second year in a row, and brought the trophy back to Tbilisi
Young ‘Lelos’ now in elite
Georgian U17 rugby team put on a convincing display at Euro qualifiers to book their place in the next year’s U18 elite tournament
Georgia World Cup squad
Georgia national team head coach Richie Dixon has named final 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on August 20.
2011 Rugby World Cup – Provisional Georgia squad
The coaching staff headed by Richie Dixon announced a provisional Georgia squad. The squad consists of 46 players who took part in European Nations Cup, IRB Nations Cup, A Team’s UK tour, and various test matches.
Georgia’s U-17 Rugby Team Best in Region
On 25 July, Georgian U-17 rugby team beat the host team 27:8 in the Black Sea Cup final held in Bucharest, Romania, and secured the title of the best Eastern European national team in this age category.
The game of Lelo from Shukhuti on Total Rugby
Georgia’s own version of the game, ‘Lelo’ or ‘Leloburti’ (field ball), played in a small village of Shukhuti, Guria - has attracted considerable media attention in the rugby world, lately.
Juvenile convicts find hope in Rugby
Rugby is considered to be a unique kind of sport. Thanks to it’s distinguished culture, high moral values are firmly ingrained in players, as well as supporters.
U20 Samoa promoted back to youth rugby’s elite
IRB’s Junior World Rugby Trophy 2011 concluded on Sunday, June 5 in Tbilisi. 16 matches were played in total at ‘Shevardeni’ and ‘Avchala’ stadiums, out of which eight were transmitted live on Georgia’s public broadcaster, while 12 matches were available for streaming on internet.
Georgia U20 – Clermont U20 (France) 36:22
Georgian Under 20’s played a warm-up match against their peers from French ASM Clermont-Auvergne on April 27, in Mikheil Meskhi Stadium. This was an important component of Georgian U20 pre-JWRT preparation plan.
Georgian Under 15’s to Tour Vienna and Corsica
On April 22-May 2 Georgian Under 15 national team will take part in two international tournaments. Our Under 15’s first took part in Vienna and Corsica tournaments in 2009: during these half-competition half-festival rugby events they defeated national and regional selection teams from Belgium, Argentina...
On April 21 2011, Georgian Anti-Doping Agency in cooperation with the Georgian Rugby Union intends to organize a seminar for players of Georgian Under 20 team. The seminar will cover the following topics...
Liberty Bank – sponsor of Georgia’s November test-matches
On November 16 headquarters of Liberty Bank hosted a press conference, during which the bank announced launching of a new product – “Patriot” deposits and informed the public about its intention to sponsor November 2010 rugby test-matches to be hosted by Georgia.
Georgia Starts Countdown to RWC 2011
Just before Georgian Domestic Championship final, new Georgian national team coaching staff members: head coach Richie Dixon, defense coach John Muggleton, backs coach Donald Caskie, technical adviser Michael Bradley and S&C coach Mark Dixon, introduced themselves to the public.
The last team to qualify for RWC 2011
The title of 20th participant of RWC 2011 is contented by Uruguay and Romania. On November 13 Romanian national team visited Uruguay and played the first of two playoff matches. The game, which was very tense, ended in a draw – 21:21. The second playoff will be played in Romania on November 27.
Disciplinary Commission of the French Rugby Federation suspended Mamuka Gorgodze - Georgian player of Montpellier R.C., for fighting during the match.
FFR Disciplinary Commission did not forget to punish Mamuka’s opponent Alex Tolu either – both players received 20-day suspension, which will expire on November 28 2010.
Wissol Lacks Fuel
Bronze Final of the Georgian Championship started with an undoubted advantage of Wissol-Kochebi. In the middle of the first half, Kochebi led the score 11:0, but later on during the game they gradually lost their grip, finally losing 14:18.
For the first time in history of Georgian rugby, Under 19 team became the Champion of Europe.
Georgia performed brilliantly in all the three matches played in Brussels: tense first match against Portugal ended 27:3, second game vs startup ranking leader Romania was won 29:3, and the final against Russia ended 38:7.
Georgian Under 17’s Touring Ukraine
Georgian Under 17’s team went to Ukraine on a 10-day tour, implying warm-up matches against age-grade national teams of Ukraine and Moldova. The initiative of organizing this tour belongs to the Georgian Rugby Union.
Amateur Rugby at International Level
At 13:30 on October 30 Devebi (Ogres) will play against Moscow Dragons in the Central Stadium of Gori. The match is special in that both teams represent amateur rugby.
European Under 19 Championship
Georgian and Russian junior teams are going to contest the title of European U19 Champion.
The finalists were identified on October 27 2010, as a result of semifinal stage of FIRA-AER European Championship 2010, currently in progress in Brussels, Belgium
Georgian Rugby Union recruited journalist Levan Javakhishvili, anchor of Georgian Public Broadcaster Channel 1 news program “Moambe”, as PR manager.
Wissol-Kochebi Win in a Tense Match – 13.10.10
One of the last pool matches of this year’s Georgian Rugby Championship was an interesting spectacle to watch. Teams scored 9 tries, and though Wissol-Kochebi clearly had an upper hand, Armazi fought with surprising commitment...
One Year to Go
On September 9 2010 New Zealand celebrated the one year milestone before Rugby World Cup 2011 kick-off. Gigantic “ONE YEAR TO GO” inscriptions appeared in all regions of the country, written each in a totally different way…
Black Sea Cup – New Horizons
On August 24-September 5 2010 Georgia hosted first edition of international club tournament Black Sea Cup. This year, the tournament was played by Georgian, Ukrainian and Romanian teams; for the future
Black Sea Cup Goes to Batumi
Everything started with the fact that Black Sea Cup, organized by the Georgian Rugby Union, proved a successful tournament both from the sports and organizational points of view. The trophy was contested by three Georgian, two Romanian and one Ukrainian teams
Zirakashvili Opens the Score
Another round of French Rugby Championship was played on September 5 2010. David Zirakashvili’s team Clermont-Auvergne hosted Montpellier in Stade Marcel Michelin and won the game 27-10. David Zirakashvili scored a try of his own at the 15th minute of the match.
Black Sea Cup playoffs
On Saturday, September 4, Mikheil Meskhi Lokomotive Stadium will host the playoffs of Black Sea Cup 2010. Black Sea Cup is the first international club tournament organized by the Georgian Rugby Union with the support of
Black Sea Cup Enters the Final Phase
Black Sea Cup 2010 entered its final phase: yesterday Mikheil Meskhi Stadium hosted 5th and 3rd place playoffs.
The first game was played by CSM Bucuresti and Locomotive (Tbilisi). Though the title contested was rather modest, both teams played an intense, spectacular game.
Georgians Leading at the Black Sea Cup
On August 28, Saturday, M. Meskhi Locomotive Stadium hosted the second round pool matches of Black Sea Cup 2010.
The first game of the day went on in a very positive atmosphere. Both Batumi XV and Arad played a highly diverse and original game with multi-phase attacks,
Sheklashvili in the Run-on Squad
On September 1 2010 Georgian sportsman Beka Sheklashvili played his first game in the run-on squad of Agen R.C. at the 4th round of French Championship. Beka transferred to Agen this year; his previous club, Montauban, got relegated from the elite Top-14 division.
Gorgodze to Play no.8
After successful away match against Perpignan in the 3rd round of French Championship, Fabien Galthie, head coach of Montpellier Herault.
Giorgi Jgenti in the 23-man squad
Top-14 club Montpellier Herault is getting ready for hosting the second round of match of French Championship against Paris-based Racing Metro. The club published 23-man team list, which contains three
Two inaugural matches of Black Sea Cup 2010: Lelo (Tbilisi) vs Credo-63 (Odessa, Ukraine), and Locomotive (Tbilisi, Georgia) vs CS Universitatea Vlaicu Arad (Bucharest, Romania) were played in Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on August 24.
Clermont without David Zirakashvili
French Rugby Championship starts on August 13. One of the most important matches of the first round will be played in Perpignan by last season’s finalists Perpignan and ASM Clermont-Auvergne. Unfortunately,
Kubriashvili on the Bench
French R.C. Toulonnais is going to play its first match of the domestic season at home against Bayonne. Philippe Saint-Andre, head coach of the club, has selected Georgian prop David Kubriashvili for the game
Lasha Malaguradze’s Successful Start
Yesterday evening Beziers won a warm-up match against Carcassonne 9-7. The match was very tense and physical; 6 points out of 9 were contributed to Beziers victory by Georgian Lasha Malaguradze
Lelo – Georgian Cup Winner
The final match of Georgian Cup 2010, played on July 14 by “Lelo” and “Lokomotive”, resulted 23:17 in favor of Lelo R.C., which became the Georgian Cup winner third time in a row.
Georgian Cup Final: “Lelo” vs “Lokomotive”
Georgian Cup 2010 is gradually nearing its end; final match will be played by old adversaries “Lelo” and “Lokomotive”. Georgian Cup final will be played at Mikheil Melskhi Lokomotive Stadium on July 14.