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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.[1] 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.

Ilia Zedginidze
Ilia Zedginidze 2011.jpg
Zedginidze vs England at the 2011 Rugby World Cup
Date of birth (1977-01-20) 20 January 1977 (age 42)
Place of birthTbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Number 8, Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

2000-2001
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2008-2009
2009-2011
SO Chambéry
Béziers
Toulon
Rovigo
Orléans
Aix-en-Provence
Auch
Aix-en-Provence
Carqueiranne Hyères





19
9
9





(15)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 30/10/2012
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998-2011  Georgia 64 (65)
Correct as of 30/10/2012

He played for Rugby Rovigo in Italy and for FC Auch Gers in France, who played in and won the 2006-07 Rugby Pro D2 season. He now[when?] represents Aix-en-Provence.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zedginidze calls time". rugbyworldcup.com. 19 September 2007.