RC AIA Kutaisi

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Rugby Club Aia Kutaisi
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Full name Rugby Club Aia Kutaisi
Founded 1966; 51 years ago (1966)
Location Kutaisi, Georgia
Ground(s) AIA Arena (Capacity: 4 860)
President Gia Gorgaslidze
Coach(es) Besik Khamashuridze (Head Coach), Koba Giorgadze (Coach), Gaga Gureshidze (Coach)
Captain(s) Davit Losaberidze
League(s) Didi 10
2015–16 6

RC Aia Kutasi is a Georgian rugby union team. The name of the club stems from ancient name of the town and is no way an acronym, as wrongly thought throughout non-Georgian media. Aia Kutasi was one of the best teams of the Soviet Union, holding three national titles, in 1987, 1988 and 1989. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Aia Kutaisi has been one of the best teams of Georgia; they held 10 national titles, both as a Soviet republic and as an independent country.

Honours[edit]

  • USSR Championship:
    • Champions (3): 1987, 1988, 1989
    • Silver Medal winner (1): 1984
    • Bronze Medal winner (1): 1985
  • USSR Cup:
    • Winner (2): 1987, 1990,
  • Georgia Championship:
    • Champions (10): 1969, 1978, 1982, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1995
    • Silver Medal winner (4): 1988, 1992, 1997, 2011,
    • Bronze Medal winner (7): 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1993, 2012-13

Stadium[edit]

Aia Arena was built in 2015 year. it is located in 9 ha Territory in Kutaisi and includes 4 Field.

Current squad[edit]

2015/16 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Merab Matkava Hooker Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Toradze Hooker Georgia (country) Georgia
Zaal Tskipurisvili Hooker Georgia (country) Georgia
Rati Asatian Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Shako Lomsianidze Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Mikhail Ratiashvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Toradze Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Amiran Tsakadze Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Ushkhvani Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Ushang Cheishvili Prop Georgia (country) Georgia
Bebu Khukhianidze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Kakabadze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Chiteishvili Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Akaki Marshania Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Amiran Chiteishvili Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Gela Shalamberidze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Tornike Shubitidze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Arsen Machaladze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Irakli Revishvili Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Shota Areshidze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Mikheil Babunashvili Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Mikheil Gorgasilidze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Badri Dangadze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Guga Khantadze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Gela Shalamberidze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Shalva Shashiashvili Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Tsirekidze Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Davit Losaberidze Number 8 Georgia (country) Georgia
Jorj Saldadze Number 8 Georgia (country) Georgia
Player Position Union
Tenur Tutberidze Scrum-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Givi Losaberidze Scrum-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Elguja Kikvidze Scrum-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Gaga Sinauridze Fly-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Revaz Jinchvelashvili Fly-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Babunashvili Fly-half Georgia (country) Georgia
Temur Iremadze Centre Georgia (country) Georgia
Tornike Managadze Centre Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Abramidze Wing Georgia (country) Georgia
Ioseb Kikvadze Wing Georgia (country) Georgia
Beka Toradze Wing Georgia (country) Georgia
Giorgi Pruidze Wing Georgia (country) Georgia
Tazo Lagadze Wing Georgia (country) Georgia
Mirian Modebadze Fullback Georgia (country) Georgia

International honours[edit]

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