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George Shkinin

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George Shkinin (born 7 March 1983 in Tbilisi, Soviet Union) also known as Gosha, Goga, Georgi, and Giorgi, surname alternately spelled Shkinini, is a Georgian rugby union player. 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.

George Shkinin
Date of birth (1983-03-07) 7 March 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthTbilisi, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
SpouseTinatin Kapanadze-Shkinina
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Blois Hooligana





Correct as of 2007-09-16
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004- Georgia 21 (25)
Correct as of 2007-09-16

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."


External linksEdit

  • "Goga Shkiniki". Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  • "Giorgi Shkinin". Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  • "GEORGE SHKININ". Retrieved 2007-09-16.[dead link]
  • "Ireland shaken to the core". 2007-09-15. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  • "Georgian National Team for Rugby World Cup 2007" (pdf). 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2007-09-16.[dead link]