After the two-stage preparation camp held during the end of December and beginning of January in Kutaisi, Besik Khamashuridze named Georgia XV (Georgia’s second national team) 30 men touring party for two-match series against Jaguares in Argentina. The team departs to South America on early morning January 12.
The first game of the series will take place in Mar-Del-Plata on January 17, while the second match is scheduled for January 24 to take place in Buenos Aires.
Georgia XV, that consists of players representing clubs of Georgian Rugby top tier home division – Didi 10 (big 10), will be captained by experienced, 27 times caped Georgian International – Anton Peikrishvili who has played his fair share of Rugby in France and Wales, represented Georgia at Rugby World Cup 2015 and played against Argentina as a Barbarian in 2018.
GEORGIA XV for Argentina
vs Jaguares: 17 January & 24 January
Forwards: Zura Eristavi (RC Batumi, 1-3), Beka Gvaramia (RC Academia, 1), Giorgi Khuroshvili (RC Armazi, 2), Beka Mamrikishvili (RC Batumi, 2), Revaz Tsiklauri (RC AIA, 3), Nika Pataraia (Steaua, Romania 3), Anton Peikrishvili (Captain, 3), Vano Berikashvili (RC Academia 4-5), Mikheil Babunashvili (RC AIA, 4-5), Sandro Koiava (RC Batumi, 4-5), Tornike Zoidze (RC Academia 4-5, 6-7-8), Archil Abesadze (Lelo Saracens, 4-5, 6-7), Vano Putkaradze (RC Batumi, 4-5, 6-7), Giorgi Mchedlishvili (RC Junkers, 6-7-8), Tornike Kiknadze (RC Jiki, 6-7), Dachi Kopadze (RC Jiki, 6-7), Kona Jimsheleishvili (RC Batumi, 6-7), Guram Shengelia (RC AIA, 6-7-8);
Backs: Vazha Khutsishvili (RC Kharebi, 9), Koba Bujiashvili (RC Batumi, 9), Rezi Jinchvelashvili (RC Jiki 10), Davit Modzgvrishvili (RC Academia, 10), Giorgi Babunashvili (RC AIA 10-15), Sandro Mamamtavrishvili (Lelo-Saracens 12-13), Nika Gigauri (RC Armazi 12-13), Guram Kandaurashvili (RC Batumi, 12-13), Giorgi Natelashvili (RC Kharebi, 12-13), Giorgi Chuadze (RC Academia 12-13), Anzor Sichinava (RC Batumi, 11-14), Irakli Svanidze (RC Jiki 15).