The Antim Cup is contested between the rugby union teams of Romania ("The Oaks") and Georgia ("The Lelos"). It is named after the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthim the Iberian, who came from Georgia.
The Antim Cup is contested each time Georgia and Romania meet in a senior international match other than World Cup matches or qualifiers. The holder retains the cup unless the challenger wins the match in normal time.
There was a motion from the Georgia Rugby Union just before the 2000 European Nations Cup decider in Tbilisi, to establish a challenge cup along the lines of the Calcutta and Bledisloe Cups to be annually played for between the Oaks and the Lelos.
It was decided that the cup should be named after Antimoz Iverieli (Georgian version) – Antim Ivireanul (Romanian version) (c 1650–1716). The Rugby Supporters' League (RML) of Georgia approached the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia the Second, through influential go-betweens and received his blessing for the use of the name 'Antim'.
The current holder is Georgia, who defeated Romania 18-11 on March 12-th, 2011 in Tbilisi.
|2002||6 April||Georgia||23 - 31||Romania||Romania||Tbilisi|
|2003||30 March||Georgia||6 - 19||Romania||Romania||Tbilisi|
|2004||27 May||Romania||25 - 18||Georgia||Romania||Iaşi|
|2005||12 March||Georgia||20 - 13||Romania||Georgia||Tbilisi|
|2006||25 February||Romania||35 - 10||Georgia||Romania||Bucharest|
|2007||3 February||Romania||17 - 20||Georgia||Georgia||Bucharest|
|2008||9 February||Georgia||22 - 7||Romania||Georgia||Tbilisi|
|2009||14 March||Georgia||28 - 23||Romania||Georgia||Tbilisi|
- Georgia: 7
- Romania: 5
- Antim Iverianul
- European Nations Cup
- Georgia national rugby union team
- Romania national rugby union team
- History of rugby union matches between Georgia and Romania