Georgia national under-20 rugby union team

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

Georgia U-20
UnionGeorgian Rugby Union
Nickname(s)Junior Lelos
Emblem(s)Borjgali
Coach(es)Ilia Maisuradze
Captain(s)Beka Saghinadze
Most capsGela Aprasidze (14)
Top scorerRevaz Jinchvelashvili (114)
Most triesAlex Tuchashvili (5)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Georgia (country) Georgia 49–0 Poland Poland
(23 May 2005)
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
Appearances3 (First in 2016)
Best result9th 2018

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]

ManagementEdit

  • 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

Wins against Tier 1 nationsEdit

Current squadEdit

2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship squad

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Levan Papidze Hooker (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 22) 8   Lelo Saracens
Tengiz Zamtaradze Hooker (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 22) 8   Lelo Saracens
Giorgi Menabde Hooker (1999-08-24) 24 August 1999 (age 20) 0   RC Armazi
Luka Azariashvili Prop (1999-11-30) 30 November 1999 (age 20) 5   Montpellier
Guram Gogichashvili Prop (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 21) 3   Racing 92
Luka Japaridze Prop (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 21) 4   Brive
Giorgi Kharaishvili Prop (1999-12-07) 7 December 1999 (age 20) 0   Racing 92
Lasha Macharashvili Prop (1998-11-13) 13 November 1998 (age 21) 2   Stade Montois
Giorgi Nutsubidze Prop (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 21) 4   Biarritz
Lasha Jaiani Lock (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 22) 5   Exeter
Luka Gelashvili Lock (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 21) 4   RC Jiki
Beka Saghinadze Lock (1998-10-29) 29 October 1998 (age 21) 3   Aurillac
Tengiz Gigolashvili Flanker (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 22) 2   RC Armazi
Alexander Kalmakhelidze Flanker (1998-04-08) 8 April 1998 (age 22) 5   RC Army
Sandro Mamamtavrishvili Flanker (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 21) 4   Lelo Saracens
Archil Abesadze Flanker (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 22) 4   Lelo Saracens
Tornike Jalaghonia Number 8 (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 21) 4   Biarritz
Arsen Machaladze Number 8 (1998-10-29) 29 October 1998 (age 21) 12   AIA Kutaisi
Gela Aprasidze Scrum-half (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 22) 10   Montpellier
Luka Dvalishvili Scrum-half (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 22) 5   RC Armazi
Mikheil Alania Scrum-half (2000-11-19) 19 November 2000 (age 19) 6   Aurillac
Tedo Abzhandadze Fly-half (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 21) 13   Brive
Lasha Lomidze Fly-half (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 20) 4   AIA Kutaisi
Giorgi Tsiklauri Centre (1998-11-15) 15 November 1998 (age 21) 11   RC Jiki
Sandro Svanidze Centre (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 21) 8   RC Jiki
Otar Dzagnidze Centre (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 20) 4   AIA Kutaisi
Zurab Kavtaradze Wing (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 20) 7   Kharebi
Demur Tapladze Wing (2000-03-18) 18 March 2000 (age 20) 8   Lelo Saracens
Konstantine Marjanishvili Wing (1999-02-19) 19 February 1999 (age 21) 2   RC Jiki
Temur Chichinadze Wing (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 20) 0   Aurillac
Beka Mamukashvili Fullback (1998-09-12) 12 September 1998 (age 21) 10   Lelo Saracens
Giorgi Mikanadze Fullback (2001-01-21) 21 January 2001 (age 19) 0   RC Army

OverallEdit

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
  Argentina 2 1 1 0 50.00% 52 62 -10
  Canada 3 3 0 0 100.00% 118 50 +68
  Fiji 2 2 0 0 100.00% 42 21 +21
  France 3 0 3 0 0.00% 36 105 -69
  Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 100.00% 21 8 +13
  Ireland 3 1 2 0 33.33% 49 79 -30
  Italy 2 1 1 0 100.00% 35 46 -11
  Jamaica 1 1 0 0 100.00% 90 3 +87
  Japan 3 1 2 0 66.67% 67 87 -20
  Namibia 1 1 0 0 100.00% 46 17 +29
  New Zealand 2 0 2 0 0.00% 13 100 -87
  Poland 1 1 0 0 100.00% 49 0 +49
  Portugal 1 1 0 0 100.00% 19 11 +8
  Romania 3 2 1 0 66.67% 61 44 +17
  Russia 4 4 0 0 100.00% 122 49 +73
  Scotland 2 2 0 0 100.00% 56 43 +13
  South Africa 3 0 3 0 0.00% 51 139 -88
  South Korea 1 1 0 0 100.00% 50 31 +19
  Spain 1 1 0 0 100.00% 23 11 +12
  Tonga 2 1 1 0 50.00% 63 41 +22
  United States 1 0 1 0 0.00% 12 13 -1
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 66.67% 82 47 +35
  Wales 1 0 1 0 0.00% 9 10 -1
  Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 100.00% 93 26 +67
Total 41 25 16 0 60.98% 1107 855 +252

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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