Ilia Zedginidze (Georgian: ილია ზედგინიძე) (born 20 January 1977) is a Georgian former rugby union player. He played as a lock (rugby union), number 8, and flanker (rugby union) and was a lineout specialist. A member of their inaugural World Cup side in 2003, he captained the Georgia national rugby union team in the 2007 tournament, but was forced out of the squad because of an injury. This injury ultimately led to him announcing his retirement from international rugby, after gaining 48 caps. He returned to the squad in late 2008, playing against Scotland A and taking part in the 2009 European Nations Cup, where he scored a game-saving try against Portugal on 14 February 2009.
Zedginidze vs England at the 2011 Rugby World Cup
|Date of birth||20 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||109 kg (17 st 2 lb)|
|Rugby union career|