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Georgia Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

There is much excitement in Georgia regarding their involvement in the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup, which runs from 13 November to 6 December.

The Lelos opened their campaign against England at Twickenham – the first time they have played outside of a World Cup – before playing away in Wales and Ireland. Then they will play a final match against the team in the other group – one of Fiji, France, Italy or Scotland – that has the equivalent standing in their pool table.

After the defeat by England, Georgia coach Levan Maisashvili has made five changes to the team to play Wales. Sandro Todua and Vasil Lobzhanidze come into the back-line while Jaba Bregvadze, Konstantine Mikautadze and Otar Giorgadze start in the pack.

Georgia Team to Play Wales – Saturday 21 November

Lasha Khmaladze; Akaki Tabutsadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Merab Sharikadze (captain), Sandro Todua; Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, Beka Gigashvili, Grigor Kerdikoshvili, Konstantine Mikautadze, Otar Giorgadze, Beka Saginadze, Beka Gorgadze.

Replacements: Giorgi Chkoidze, Guram Gogichashvili, Lekso Kaulashvili, Lasha Jaiani, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Gela Aprasidze, Deme Tapladze, Tamaz Mchedlidze.

Georgia Team to Play England – Saturday 14 November

Lasha Khmaladze; Akaki Tabutsadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Merab Sharikadze (captain), Sandro Svanidze; Tedo Abzhandadze, Gela Aprasidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili, Beka Gigashvili, Lasha Jaiani, Grigor Kerdikoshvili, Beka Saginadze, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Beka Gorgadze.

Substitutes: Jaba Bregvadze, Guram Gogichashvili, Lekso Kaulashvili, Otar Giorgadze, Tornike Jalagonia; Vasil Lobzhanidze, Deme Tapladze, Sandro Todua.

Georgia Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

Forwards

Jaba Bregvadze
Nodar Cheishvili
Giorgi Chkoidze
Mikheil Gachechiladze
Beka Gigashvili
Otar Giorgadze
Guram Gogichashvili
Beka Gorgadze
Lasha Jaiani
Tornike Jalaghonia
Giorgi Javakhia
Lexo Kaulashvili
Grigol Kerdikoshvili
Shalva Mamukashvili
Giorgi Melikidze
Kote Mikautadze
Mikheil Nariashvil
Beka Saghinadze
Giorgi Tkhilaishvili

Backs 

Tedo Abzhandadze
Mikheil Alania
Gela Aprasidze
Lasha Khmaladze
Giorgi Kveseladze
Vasil Lobzhanidze
Soso Matiashvili
Luka Matkava
Tamaz Mchedlidze
Mirian Modebadze
Davit Niniashvili
Merab Sharikadze
Sandro Svanidze
Akaki Tabutsadze
Deme Tapladze
Sandro Todua

Georgia Autumn Nations Cup Fixtures 2020

Dates, kick-off times and TV details for Georgia’s four Autumn Nations Cup matches…

Round One

Saturday 14 Nov, England 40-0 Georgia Related: Jamie George first England hooker to score a hat-trick

Round Two

Saturday 21 Nov, Wales 18-0 Georgia Related: Louis Rees-Zammit gets his first Test try

Round Three

Sunday 29 Nov, Ireland v Georgia, 2pm, Aviva Stadium Live on Channel 4 & RTE

Finals Weekend

Saturday 5 Dec, Georgia v TBD, midday, BT Murrayfield Live on Amazon Prime (UK) & Premier Sports (Republic of Ireland)

Head here for the full Autumn Nations Cup fixtures list.

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