George Shkinin

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George Shkinin
Date of birth (1983-03-07) 7 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Spouse Tinatin Kapanadze-Shkinina
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 2007-09-16
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004- Georgia 21 ((25))
Correct as of 2007-09-16

George Shkinin (born 7 March 1983, Tbilisi, Georgia) also known as Gosha, Goga, Georgi, and Giorgi, surname alternately spelled Shkinini is a Georgian rugby union footballer. He was first capped for Georgia in 2004, and has played for his country 21 times since then. Playing at wing, He started his career in Georgian club "Hooligana" from Tbilisi. Shkinin has played for the Blois club in France and returned to his old club "Hooligana" in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is player and coach of kids in "Hooligana" till now. He has scored five tries playing for Georgia. Also Shkinin is captain of national Georgian rugby sevens team.

Shkinin was in the Georgia squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and scored Georgia's only try in their 10–14 loss to Ireland national rugby union team on 15 September 2007. His try came from an intercepted pass off Peter Stringer. Despite Georgia being unable to upset Ireland, named Shkinin their man of the match for "his big-hearted efforts in attack and defence."


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