Georgia change it up for Pumas
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00
Georgia made six changes to the team that beat Romania as they aim to end their World Cup on a high against Argentina at the Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North on Sunday.
Lasha Khmaladze moves from fullback to flyhalf, where he replaces Merab Kvirikashvili, with Malkhaz Urjukashvili coming in at No.15 alongside Lekso Gugava on the right wing.
Mamuka "Godzilla" Gorgodze - man of the match and the sole try-scorer against Romania - shifts to No.8 to make way for Viktor Kolelishvili at flank while Levan Datunashvili, Akvsenti Giorgadze and Vasil Kakovin joined a revamped front five.
Georgia: 15 Malkhaz Urjukashvili, 14 Lekso Gugava, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Tedo Zibzibadze, 11 Alexander Todua, 10 Lasha Khmaladze, 9 Irakli Abuseridze (captain), 8 Mamuka Gorgodze, 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 5 Vakhtang Maisuradze, 4 Levan Datunashvili, 3 David Zirakashvili, 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze, 1 Vasil Kakovin.
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Goderdzi Shvelidze, 18 Giorgi Nemsadze, 19 Ilia Zedginidze, 20 Bidzina Samkharadze, 21 Merab Kvirikashvili, 22 Lasha Malaguradze.
Date: Sunday, October 2
Kick-off: 13.00 (00.00 GMT)
Venue: Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Dave Pearson (England), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: Giulio De Santis (Italy)
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