Georgia national under-20 rugby union team

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Georgia U-20
Georgie.svg
Union Georgian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Junior Lelos
Emblem(s) Borjgali
Coach(es) Ilia Maisuradze
Captain(s) Vasil Lobzhanidze
Most caps Vasil Lobzhanidze (9)
Giorgi Tsutskiridze (9)
Top scorer Revaz Jinchvelashvili (114)
Most tries Alex Tuchashvili (5)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Georgia (country) Georgia 90–3 Jamaica Jamaica
(15 April 2008)
Largest win
Georgia (country) Georgia 90–3 Jamaica Jamaica
(15 April 2008)
Largest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 55–0 Georgia Georgia (country)
(7 June 2016)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result 10th, 2016

The Georgia national under-20 rugby union team is Georgia's junior national team.

Georgia defeated Portugal 44-14 in the final of the European Under-19 Championship to qualify for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy.[1][2] In 2015 they were promoted to World Rugby Under 20 Championship after winning the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy and in 2017, Georgia will host the World Rugby Under 20 Championship.[3]

Current squad[edit]

2016 U20 World Cup squad

Georgia U20
Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Caps Club
HK Giga Khuroshvili (1996-02-17) 17 February 1996 (age 21) Georgia (country) Armazi Tbilisi
HK Lasha Sajaia (1996-11-03) 3 November 1996 (age 20) France Racing 92
PR Ushang Cheishvili (1997-08-29) 29 August 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Aia Kutaisi
PR Luka Goginava (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 20) France Racing 92
PR Tornike Mataradze (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 20) France Lyon
PR Giorgi Melikidze (1996-05-24) 24 May 1996 (age 20) 2 France Stade Français
PR Nika Neparidze (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 21) France Clermont
PR Lasha Tabidze (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 19) France Bordeaux-Bègles
LK Mikheil Babunashvili (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 20) Georgia (country) Aia Kutaisi
LK Demur Epremidze (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 20) Georgia (country) Qochebi Bolnisi
LK Otar Giorgadze (1996-03-02) 2 March 1996 (age 21) France Clermont
LK Giorgi Javakhia (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 20) France Lyon
FL Vano Putkaradze (1996-10-06) 6 October 1996 (age 20) Georgia (country) Batumi RC
FL Ilia Spanderashvili (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Armia Tbilisi
FL Irakli Tskhadadze (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 20) France Bordeaux-Bègles
FL Giorgi Tsutskiridze (1996-11-26) 26 November 1996 (age 20) France Brive
N8 Beka Gorgadze (1996-02-08) 8 February 1996 (age 21) 7 France Mont-de-Marsan
SH Gela Aprasidze (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 19) Georgia (country) Lelo Saracens
SH Vasil Lobzhanidze (1996-10-14) 14 October 1996 (age 20) 15 France Brive
FH Davit Modzgvrishvili (1997-09-16) 16 September 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Academia Tbilisi
CE Sandro Iluridze (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 21) Georgia (country) Academia Tbilisi
CE Guram Kandaurishvili (1996-07-14) 14 July 1996 (age 20) Georgia (country) Kharebi Rustavi
CE Giorgi Koshadze (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 21) Georgia (country) Kharebi Rustavi
CE Giorgi Kveseladze (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Iunkerebi
WG Davit Meskhi (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Armia Tbilisi
WG Sandro Merkvilishvili (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 21) Georgia (country) Armia Tbilisi
WG Lado Miminoshvili (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 20) Georgia (country) Batumi RC
FB Mirian Modebadze (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 19) Georgia (country) Aia Kutaisi
FB Rati Shanidze (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 20) Georgia (country) Lelo Saracens
FB Irakli Svanidze (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 20) 1 Georgia (country) Jiki Gori

Management[edit]

  • Ilia Maisuradze - Head Coach
  • Lado Kilasonia, Zurab Amonashvili and Gaga Gureshidze - Assistant Coaches
  • Irakli Chkonia, Giorgi Nadareishvili and Anthony Brett- Strength & Conditioning
  • Liam Robinson and Irakli Shaorshidze - Physiotherapists
  • Vakhtang Tsiklauri - Team Doctor
  • Davit Ramishvili - Video Analyst

Overall[edit]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
 Canada 3 3 0 0 100.00% 118 50 +68
 Fiji 1 1 0 0 100.00% 30 13 +17
 France 1 0 1 0 0.00% 24 27 -3
 Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 100.00% 21 8 +13
 Ireland 1 0 1 0 0.00% 7 35 -28
 Italy 1 1 0 0 100.00% 18 17 +1
 Jamaica 1 1 0 0 100.00% 90 3 +87
 Japan 2 0 2 0 0.00% 43 65 -22
 Korea 1 1 0 0 100.00% 50 31 +19
 Namibia 1 1 0 0 100.00% 46 17 +29
 New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0.00% 0 55 -55
 Portugal 1 1 0 0 100.00% 19 11 +8
 Romania 1 1 0 0 100.00% 34 10 +24
 Tonga 2 1 1 0 50.00% 66 41 +25
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 66.67% 82 47 +35
 United States 1 0 1 0 0.00% 12 13 -1
 Wales 1 0 1 0 0.00% 9 10 -1
 Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 100.00% 93 26 +67
Total 25 16 9 0 64.00% 762 479 +283

Wins against Tier 1 nations[edit]

2012 Junior World Trophy[edit]

Pool[edit]

3rd place[edit]

  •  Tonga 31–29 Georgia 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Rugby.org (4 May 2015). "Georgia U20s hope to add to feel-good factor". Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Georgia win U19 title and qualify for Trophy". World Rugby.org. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  3. ^ World Rugby.org (14 May 2015). "Georgia to host World Rugby U20 Championship 2017". Retrieved 15 May 2015. 

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