Georgia coach Richie Dixon has called for second-tier sides to be given more matches against the game's top nations, saying their performances at the World Cup would justify an expanded fixture programme.
Georgia coach Richie Dixon said his side had earned the "respect" of a global television audience following a gutsy and skilled display during a 41-10 World Cup defeat by England.
England struggled to a 41-10 win over Georgia in a tight match where the minnows once again had one of the tournament favourites finding life tough.
Stereotypes suggest that this World Cup fixture will be a massive physical clash and nothing much besides.
Georgia coach Richie Dixon kept faith with the bulk of his side when he announced his team to play England in their World Cup clash at the Otago Stadium on Sunday.
Dan Parks kicked four penalties and a drop-goal as Scotland stuttered to a 15-6 win over Georgia in their World Cup encounter at Rugby Park, in Invercargill, on Wednesday.
Andy Robinson breathed a sigh of relief as Scotland won 'ugly' to maintain their 100 per cent start to the World Cup but admitted they have to improve if they are to progress from the pool stages.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson hopes their narrow escape against Romania is the ideal wake-up call ahead of the tricky Pool B clash against Georgia on Wednesday.
Georgia put faith in their European Nations Cup-winning team Monday for this week's World Cup opener with Scotland.
Georgia coach Richie Dixon has announced the 30-man squad to represent the Eastern Europeans in next month's World Cup in New Zealand.