World Rugby Tbilisi Cup

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World Rugby Tbilisi Cup
SportRugby union
Founded2013
No. of teams4
Country2015 Teams
Ireland Emerging Ireland
 Emerging Italy
 Georgia
 Uruguay
Most recent
champion(s)
Ireland Emerging Ireland (2015)

The World Rugby Tbilisi Cup is a rugby union competition that was first held in 2013 at Avchala Stadium in Tbilisi with the hosts Georgia joined by Uruguay, who regularly take part in the Nations Cup, and two newly founded teams: Emerging Ireland, who were made up of young Irish players that didn't get selected for the Lions tour to Australia or the national side's tour to North America, and a South Africa President's XV, composed of Currie Cup players.[1]

Georgia was the only team to return for the second edition in 2014. They were joined by Spain and two teams that regularly take part in the IRB Nations Cup, Argentina Jaguars and Emerging Italy.[2] In 2015, Emerging Ireland, Emerging Italy and Uruguay returned to the tournament, with Emerging Ireland claiming the title for the first ever time.

History[edit]

Teams[edit]

The teams that participated in the Tbilisi Cup and their finishing positions are as follows:

Team 2013 2014 2015
Argentina Argentina XV N/A 1st N/A
Ireland Emerging Ireland 2nd N/A 1st
 Georgia 3rd 2nd 3rd
 Emerging Italy N/A 3rd 2nd
South Africa South Africa President's XV 1st N/A N/A
 Spain N/A 4th N/A
 Uruguay 4th N/A 4th

Statistics[edit]

Updated 21 June 2015 after 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia to host IRB Tbilisi Cup in June". International Rugby Board. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Georgia to host Tbilisi Cup 2014". International Rugby Board. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.

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