Georgia alter backline for Scottish clash

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:06
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Georgia head coach Milton Haig has made three changes to his starting XV for the Test against Scotland on Saturday.

Following last week's 20-16 win at home to Samoa, Giorgi Aptsiauri has been promoted from the bench and comes onto the right wing.

Tamaz Mtchedlidze moves from right wing to inside centre, with Merab Sharikadze switching to outside centre.

The forward pack, the traditional strength of Georgian rugby, is unchanged.

Georgia: 15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 13 Merab Sharikadze, 12 Tamaz Mtchedlidze, 11 Sandro Todua, 10 Lasha Malaghuradze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Beka Bitsadze, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze (captain), 6 Vito Kolelishvili, 5 Giorgi Nemsadze, 4 Kote Mikautadze, 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili.
Replacements: 16 Badri Alkhazashvili, 17 Kakha Asieshvili, 18 Dudu Kubriashvili, 19 Lasha Lomidze, 20 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Beka Tsiklauri, 23 Shalva Sutiashvili

Date: Saturday, November 26
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30; 18.30 GET)
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Dan Jones (Wales)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Agence France-Presse