Seven changes for the round two match against Nederlands

Seven changes for the round two match against Nederlands
The Lelos coaching staff named the squad for the second game of the 2022 Rugby Europe Championship. After last week’s draw with Portugal, there are seven changes in the starting 15. Front row has been completely changed – Mikheil Nariashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili and Luka Japaridz...
Rugby Europe | Four debutants for the first international of the year
The Lelos’ coaching staff named the squad for the first Intenrational of the year, against Portugal, whcih will be played at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on February 6 (KO 15:00). In the 23-man squad there are four debutants; of these, one (third-row forward Sandro Mamamtavrishvili) wi...
Rugby Europe Championship | Five Debutants for the First Two Matches
The Lelos’ coaching staff named the extended 32-man squad for the first two matches of Rugby Europe Championship 2022. On February 6, Georgia hosts Portugal at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, and on February 12 the Lelos play away against Netherlands. Five debutants are training for thes...
Bernard Laporte – Rugby is not just a game of 10 nations
World Rugby Vice-President Bernard Laporte, who also is the President of the French Rugby Federation, thanked The Lelos for a great game and the President of the Georgian Rugby Union Ioseb Tkemaladze for sharing his ambitious plans. At a reception in Bordeaux after the France v G...
The Lelos | With 14 French-based players against Les Bleus
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili announced Georgia’s 23-man squad 48 hours ahead of test against France. The squad contains 16 foreign-based players – one from England, one from Russia and 14 – from France. Of the latter, ten play for the Top 14 clubs and four are en...
100 New Rugby Pitches
Rugby to grow bigger and gain more outreach and popularity in Georgia, as per Rugby Union initiative and with the support of the Georgian government, around 100 new pitches will be constructed accross the country for children and youngsters in the nearest future. Prime Minister o...
Ioseb Tkemaladze on Levan Maisashvili’s health condition
Georgia Rugby Union president, Ioseb Tkemaladze on Levan Maisashvili’s health condition: As you may be aware, the head coach of the Georgian National Team, Mr. Levan Maisashvili has been on ongoing treatment in Netcare Milpark Hospital, in Johannesburg, South Africa, with s...
COVID 19 | Test Against Scotland Cancelled
Unfortunately, the test-match against Scotland, scheduled at Dinamo Arena, in Tbilisi on July 17, will not take place. The reason is COVID 19, which has also caused cancellation of July 9 Georgia’s second match against South Africa. PCR testing did not reveal any new cases in the...
The Lelos’ Squad for test one against South Africa
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the 23-man squad for the first test-match against the standing World Champion South Africa. The match will be played on July 2 in Pretoria, kick-off at 21:00 Georgia time. This is going to be the Bokke’s first international since the ...
The Lelos’ Squad Against Netherlands
The Lelos’ coaching staff named the 23-man squad for Netherlands match. The squad contains one debutant – third-row forward Ilia Spanderashvili. Georgia’s final REC 2021 match (which also serves as RWC 2023 Qualifier), will be played at 17:00 Georgian time in Kavkasioni Arena, Te...
The Lelos to wear UN Women-branded shirts against South Africa & Scotland
By Sara Mockford Georgia will have a new logo on their shirts when they take on South Africa in a two-Test series next month. Declining offers from traditional sponsors, the Lelos hope to raise awareness for gender equality by having the UN Women logo on their jerseys as they fac...
U20 | Junior Lelos squad against Argentina
After an almost 16-month forced break, the Junior Lelos will return to the pitch on June 18 and play against their Argentine peers in the first U20 International Series encounter in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The lengthy pause was caused by COVID pandemic, due to which the World...
U20 | Junior Lelos squad for U20 International Series in RSA
The Junior Lelos’ coaching staff selected the players for South Africa to take part in U20 International Series 2021. World Rugby Under 20 Championship was not played after 2019 because of COVID pandemic, i.e. the Junior Lelos have not played any internationals or warm-ups. The C...
TESTS VS TIER ONE TEAMS PROMISES HOT SUMMER FOR GEORGIAN RUGBY
The reigning world champions, the Springboks of South Africa, will host The Lelos for two-test-series in July. The test matches will take place on July 3 and 10. The venues and kick off times will be announced in due course. This is the first time Georgia will play against South ...
The Lelos to host Scotland in Summer
Scotland remains the only Tier 1 team to have played against the Lelos in Georgia. On the first occasion, Scotland visited Tbilisi shortly before Rugby World Cup 2019 and played at Dinamo Arena on August 31. This year, the test-match is scheduled for July 17; the venue and kick-o...
Meet the three new Vice-Presidents of Georgia Rugby Union
At the its inaugural meeting on March 29 2021, Interim Board of Georgia Rugby Union approved appointment of three Vice-Presidents. Finance and Marketing will be entrusted to 43-year-old Nikoloz Alavidze. In 1994-2000 Nikoloz Alavidze studied in Ivane Jkavakhishvili Tbilisi State ...
Rugby Europe | The Lelos Squad to Face Romania
The Lelos coaching staff named the 23-man squad for the first REC 2021 home international. Georgia hosts Romania at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium at 15:00 on March 28. As compared to the previous game of March 20, when the Lelos defeated Russia in Kaliningrad 23:6 with a bonus point, th...
Georgia Squad to Face Russia in Kaliningrad
Georgia coaching staff have named The Lelos match-day-23 to face Russia in Kaliningrad. “After the match against Spain, we did not make big rotation in the team. Unfortunately, Beka Saginadze could not recover. We lack Vasil Lobzhanidze and his invaluable experience. Deme T...
Rugby Europe | Georgia match day squad for Spain
The Lelos coaching staff have named Georgia match day squad to face Spain on March 14th. 10 changes have been made to starting 15 after the round one match against Portugal. One of those was caused by an injury – Beka Saghinadze. As for the rest of the changes, the coaching...
Ioseb Tkemaladze Elected Georgia Rugby Union President
Ioseb Tkemaladze was elected President of Georgia Rugby Union. The elections, which were re-convened on March 10 after the General Assembly scheduled on February 24 was not deemed as duly constituted due to absence of quorum. For the repeated General Assembly to take place, it ha...
Rugby Europe | The Lelos Squad Against Portugal
The Lelos’ coaching staff announced the 23-man squad for the Rugby Europe Championship 2021 opener – the first match of the two-year RWC2023 Qualification cycle. Our squad includes three debutants. Georgia will play against Portugal in Lisbon on March 6, at 19:00 Georgia time. Th...
Rugby Europe | The Lelos Extended Squad for March 2021 Fixtures
The Lelos’ coaching staff selected the 32 players to train for the four Rugby Europe Championship 2021 matches to be played this spring. “We plan to keep this squad for all these matches, though there might be some slight changes. Mikheil Nariashvili will join us for the Spain ga...
Rugby Europe | Georgia squad against Russia
The Lelos’ coaching staff have named Georgia National team’s match-day 23 for game against Russia. The match willtake place on February 7th, 2021 at Milkheil Meskhi stadium in Tbilisi. The final round of Rugby Europe Championship 2020, which due to pandemics, got postponed twice,...
Georgia vs Russia | Extended Squad Against Russia
The Lelos’ coaching staff named the extended squad for the February 7 match against Russia. As you remember, the conclusive match of Rugby Europe Championship 2020, which got postponed twice, will kick off at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium at 15:00 on February 7 2021. Uncapped Players Du...
Georgia – Russia | Rugby Europe’s final round fixture to complete 2020
Georgian Lelos are set to start their 2021 international season with Rugby Europe 2020 Championship final round match against Russia in Tbilisi. Test-match, which was postponed twice last year due to COVID 19 safety regulations will take place on February 7 (venue to be confirmed...
Lasha Jaiani to join Wasps!
The Lelos’ second row forward Lasha Jaiani will soon return to England and continue his career with Wasps Rugby. Wasps were founded 153 years ago. The club’s home ground is the 32609-seat Ricoh Arena. They have won the English Premiership six times, the European Champions Cup twi...
Giorgi Kveseladze to Join Gloucester for Two Years!
The Lelos 23-years-old mid-fielder Giorgi Kveseladze soon to depart to England to join Gloucester Rugby, to become the first Georgian BACK to play in the Premiership. Kveseladze’s exceptional attack and defence performance at Autumn Nations Cup drew the attention of several Europ...
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რაგბი ევროპას 2024 წლამდე კვლავ რუმინელი ოქტავიან მორარიუ უხელმძღვანელებს, სამიდან ერთ-ერთი ვიცე-პრეზიდენტი კი საქართველოს რაგბის კავშირის ყოფლი პრეზიდენტი, გიორგი ნიჟარაძე იქნება. რაგბი ევროპის გენერალური ასამბლეა, რომლის მთავარ საკითხსაც ორგანიზაციის პრეზიდენტის, ვიცე-პრეზიდენტ...
The Lelos lineup for the Finals Round against Fiji
As Autumn Nations Cup 2020 heads to its finish, Levan Maisashvili named The Lelos’ matchday squad to face Fiji in the Finals Round of the tournament. The Men from Caucasus are set to face their Pacific rivals on December 5th at BT Murrayfield. The Georgian coaching staff made thr...
Levan Maisashvili | Focusing on Recovery
After the tough but very exciting game against Ireland on Sunday, The Lelos had a rest on Monday and trained with low intensity on Tuesday. The team mostly focused on their energy recovery, as for the seventh place of the Autumn Nations Cup, Georgia will take on Fiji on December ...
Two Young Backs Set for Debut against Ireland
November 29 will be the whole different day for two young players – Mikheil (Mishiko) Alania and Davit Niniashvili. The 20-year-old scrum-half and 18-year-old fullback are set to wear Georgian National Jersey for the first time on this day and to win their first senior internatio...
Autumn Nations Cup | The Lelos Lineup Against Ireland
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the lineup for Autumn Nations Cup Round 3 match. Georgia will play its final pool stage game against Ireland at Aviva Stadium, on November 29. The match will kick off at 18:00 Georgia time. So far, Georgia has played against Ireland f...
The Lelos lineup for Wales
Five changes have been made after England game, as Levan Maisashvili named the Lelos matchday squad to face Wales in Autumn Nations Cup 2020 round two. The game scheduled for November 21 in Llanelli will kick off at 21:15 (GMT+4). In the first round, the Lelos played England, eve...
Scotland vs France | Georgia’s leading ref, Nika Amashukeli as Wayne Barnes assistant
Georgian referee, Nika Amashukeli is set for his debut at Autumn Nations Cup. On November 22 at Murrayfield Scotland hosts France; this is to be the de facto Group B final, as the winner will most likely participate in the tournament final. This match will be officiated by one of...
Levan Maisashvili | We expect more surprises from Wales
A few days passed since the England match in which Georgia showed better performance than three weeks earlier against Scotland. According to statistics, the ball possession was at 55%-45% in favour of England, which for us is an improvement from the previous game. The team looked...
Kote Mukautadze | We have to forget who we play against and work for our progress
The Bayonne lock, Kote Mikautadze, one of the most experienced Georgian players in the current squad, joined The Lelos in England and is getting ready for Autumn Nations Cup Round Two match against Wales. 29-year-old second-row forward, who represented Georgia at Rugby World Cups...
The Circle of Eternal Life – Georgian Martial Tradition
Ever wondered what does a VINE symbolize on the backs of The Lelos’ wine-red jerseys? In the homeland of GRAPE and WINE, Georgia, warriors since ancient times had a beautiful martial tradition, which represents the unbreakable soul and the spirituality of Georgian culture. ...
England v Georgia | Squad Update at SUBS
Levan Maisashvili made a change in earlier announced match-day squad against England. Lock Giorgi Javakhia, who was recovering from shoulder injury gets a place at bench instead of mid-fielder Deme Tapladze. Thus the Lelos will have 6 forwards and 2 back on the bench against Engl...
The Lelos’ Lineup for opener Against England
The Lelos Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the match day 23 for Georgia’s Autumn Nations Cup opener. In the first round of the tournament, Georgia will face the running Six Nations Champion and RWC finalist England at iconic Twickenham Stadium at 19:00 (Georgian time) on Novemb...
Giorgi Javakhia | I have never played at a level this high
The Lelos second-row forward, Giorgi Javakhia hopes to recover his injured shoulder in the nearest future and become fit for Georgia’s Autumn Nations Cup opener. The 24-year-old player got his injury on November 7, during the French Pro D 2 Round 9 match against Provence; the coa...
Sandro Svanidze | The Dream to Come True
It is not for the first time for RC Armazi mid-fielder, Sandro Svanidze to be called to the senior national team, but due to reasons, he was unable yet to win his first cap for Georgia. “There were injuries and sometimes just a bad period, that’s why I have not been able to...
We know what to expect from “Eight Nations” | Beka Gorgadze
The Lelos and UBB third row forward Beka Gorgadze believes that the test against Scotland was a good “lesson” ahead of Autumn Nations Cup. “The game against Scotland clearly showed what to expect at the Autumn Nations Cup and what we should focus on during the preparations. Mostl...
Three to wait for a Chance to Shine
As Georgia is preparing for the Autumn Nations Cup opener against reigning Six Nations Champions – England, three uncapped players are waiting for their chance to win their first senior international caps for Georgia. 19-year-old scrum half Mikheil Alania, 19-year-old fly half Lu...
We feel the responsibility and promise a better performance | Merab Sharikadze
This was Merab Sharikadze’s first game since last 12 month, as The Lelos captain was recovering from the knee injury after the Rugby World Cup 2019 – “Buka” played for 58 minutes against Scotland at Murrayfield on October 23. “I underwent a difficult but effective reh...
35 selected for Autumn Nations Cup 2020
Georgia Head Coach, Levan Maisashvili selected 35 players for the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup 2020. After the Scotland test, young and uncapped scrum-half and fly-half, Georgia U20 program graduates – Mikheil Alania and Luka Matkava were added to the team along with back-r...
The Lelos squad against Scotland
With less than 2 days until Autumn International Season 2020 opener against Scotland at Murrayfield, The Lelos head coach, Levan Maisashvili named 23-men squad for the test-match. Forwards 28-year-old Georgian tight head prop, Lexo Kaulashvili, is to win his first international c...
Second stage of preparation | French camp and updates in the squad
The Lelos finalized the first stage of their preparation for the autumn tests. Players and coaching staff who were staying in Tbilisi left for France where they will organize a three-day Regulation 9 training camp to be joined by foreign-based part of the team. Head Coach of the ...
New faces in The Lelos coaching staff
As the Lelos arrive in France for Regulation 9 training camp on October 11, the team will be joined by new specialists –Forwards Coach, Backs Coach, High-Performance Consultant and High-Performance Advisor – all of them to perform their duties until the end of the Autumn Nations ...
Extended squad for Scotland & Russia tests
With less than month until Georgia kicks off the international campaign, The Lelos Head Coach, Levan Maisashvili named the extended squad for the first two autumn tests, that features five possible debutants. Before Georgia enters the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup 2020 campaign th...
Giorgi Gorgaslidze Appointed Interim President of Georgia Rugby Union
Giorgi Gorgaslidze, who occupies the position of Georgia Rugby Union Vice-President since 2008, was elected Interim President. On August 4, Georgia Rugby Union Board held a meeting at which the Board acknowledged the statement of Gocha Svanidze, former Georgia Rugby Union Preside...
THE LELOS | WITH EIGHT CHANGES AGAINST RUSSIA & 4th CENTURION
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the 23-man squad for Georgia vs Russia match to be played at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on March 14 (at 16:00). After the match aginst Portugal, which Georgia won with a bonus point a week ago, there are 8 changes in the starting 15. Akak...
GEORGIA – RUSSIA NO MEDIA WILL BE ADMITTED
Dear Friends, in view of the existing situation, please be informed that media representatives will not be admitted to the Georgia vs Russia match on March 14. MATCH LIVE AT IMEDI TV, RUGBY TV AND WWW.RUGBYEUROPE.TV ...
GEORGIA VS RUSSIA CLOSED FOR PUBLIC
Dear Friends, in view of the current circumstances, we take daily consultations with the Government of Georgia and the National Disease Control Center. Considering the current situation, we decided to play Georgia vs Russia match on March 14 without spectators. Everyone who alrea...
„მომავალ თამაშს იმედიანად ვხვდები“ – ლევან მაისაშვილი
დღეს დილით ბორჯღალოსნებმა, რომლებიც 7 მარტს პარიზში პორტუგალიასთან გასამართი მატჩისთვის ემზადებიან, „სტად ჟან ბუენზე“ ბოლო, კაპიტნის ვარჯიში გამართეს. 23-კაციან განაცხადთან დაკავშირებით გუნდის მთავარი მწვრთნელი ლევან მაისაშვილი ამბობს: „გვყავს გაფართოებული შემადგენლობა, სადაც არი...
WITH TWO DEBUTANTS AGAINST PORTUGAL
In the Rugby Europe Championship 2020 Round 4 match against Portugal on March 7, the Lelos’ ranks will be joined by two more rugby players to be bred in senior international rugby. Team Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the 23 squad for the upcoming match at Stade Jean Bouin (ki...
THE LELOS | EXTENDED SQUAD FOR PORTUGAL
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili invited 30 players for the training camp before Rugby Europe Championship Round 4 match against Portugal. The game will kick off in Stade Jean Bouin, Paris, at 18:00 Georgia time on March 7. A week after the successful match against Belgium...
Two to get first caps against Belgium
The Lelos’ Head Coach Levan Maisashvili named the 23-man squad for the February 22 match against Belgium. As different from previous two games, the squad is significantly revamped and contains two players who are going to earn their first international caps. In round three of Rug...
29 NAMED FOR REC 2020 THIRD WEEK
Levan Maisashvili retained 29 players for the Rugby Europe round three match against Belgium to be played at Aia Arena, Kutaisi on February 22. Starting with Monday, the training camp at Shevardeni HP base will be attended by 17 forwards and 12 backs, of whom 3 are debutants. 2n...
With five changes ahead to Spain game
With less than 48 hours to kick-off, Levan Maisashvili named matchday 23 to face Spain on February 9. After the successful start to the Rugby Europe Championship 2020 season in Round one, the coaching staff made 5 changes to the starting 15. Young Akaki Tabutsadze, who is U20 gra...
Georgia preparing for Spain game
Georgia Training at Shevardeni ahead of Spain | © Gogita Bukhaidze Having defeated Romania 41:13 in its Rugby Europe Championship 2020 opener in at Dinamo Arena, The Lelos took a day off and started preparation for the match against Spain scheduled on February 9. In the first rou...
The Lelos squad for 2020 opener against Romania
The Lelos head coach, Levan Maisashvili named Georgia’s 23 men squad for Rugby Europe Championship 2020 opener against Romania. Match Scheduled at Dinamo Arena on February 1 will kick off at 18:00 Georgian Time. Rugby Europe Championship 2020 Round 1 | Georgia vs Romania | 1/2/20...
Georgia squad for the French Camp
The Lelos to start their preparations for Rugby Europe Championship 2020 in Mandelieu, France, for three days camp when the team assembles for Reg 9 camp on January 20-22. While the Georgia based players, who practice three times a week at Shevardeni (Tbilisi), will travel to Fra...
Georgia XV squad to face Jaguares in 1st match of the series
Georgia XV coaching staff named matchday squad for the first game against Jaguares. The match kicks off on January 17 at 21:00 in Argentina, which is January 18, 04:00 in Georgia. Both teams to play squads of 29 with rolling, unlimited substitutions. Georgia XV Backs: 15. Irakli ...
Media Accreditation | Georgia v Romania
Accreditation is now open for Rugby Europe Championship 2020 opener – Georgia v Romania (February 1, Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. KO 18:00 Local) Please follow the link and instructions to apply for media accreditation: www.TKT.GE/Rugby_Media Should you have any further quest...
Georgia XV for Argentina
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...
Rugby Europe 2020 | Tickets go on Sale
Tickets go on sale for The Lelos first two home matches of Rugby Europe Championship 2020. Tickets traditionally can be purchased via: www.TKT.ge/Rugby Georgia v Romania February 1, 18:00, Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi Georgia v Belgium  February 22, 15:00, Aia Arena, Kutaisi   ...
Rugby Europe 2020 | Starting new exciting season at Dinamo Arena
The Lelos traditionally to start International Season 2020 with Rugby Europe Championship in February. Where Georgia National team will aim to defend the title and win it for the 12th time. This time the Lelos will play three home games during the championship. Against Romania at...
GEORGIA AND SA RUGBY COOPERATION PROMISES MUTUAL BENEFITS
As promised, we would like to share the good news with our fans: On December 18, 2019, Georgia and South Africa Rugby Unions signed an 11-year cooperation agreement, which covers Participation of a Georgian franchise in a club tournament organized by South Africa Rugby Union (Cu...
THE LELOS SQUAD TO FACE URUGUAY
With 48 hours to Rugby World Cup round two matches between Georgia and Uruguay, The Lelos coaching staff named matchday 23 to face Los Teros, which features 12 changes to the previous squad that played against Wales.   Highlight: Georgian Hooker, Jaba Bregvadze that plays hi...