After Georgia’s recent victory in Wales, the “Lelos” are not lacking in ambition and have once again affirmed their desire to join the prestigious 6 Nations Tournament.
If Italy is struggling to shine on the European and world scene, Georgia is not satisfied and its appetite is enough to scare the Transalpines. Indeed, after dominating Ange Capuozzo’s teammates this summer (28-19), the “Lelos” recently struck a very, very big blow during the autumn tour by going to win in Wales (12-13). Inevitably, this success in Cardiff awakened the desires of Ioseb Tkemaladze to see Georgia integrate the 6 Nations Tournament. “One or two victories will not decide our future, we still have a lot to work on to prove that we deserve our place. But if the organizers are open, we are ready. I know that we are expected and that we need to show more stability, in particular economic, in particular declared the president of the Georgian Rugby Union, in remarks taken up by L’Equipe. (…) If South Africa were invited in our place, we would react! »
“We knocked on doors”
“A few years ago it was a dream to play in Cardiff, so to win there… It’s hard to achieve, to find the words, it’s just amazing! We had never experienced that. Already this summer, it was incredible to beat Italy. It was our first time against a great rugby nation. (…) Before this summer, people said that we won the 6 Nations B Tournament every year, and so on. But we shouldn’t just talk about that. Today, we beat Italy then Wales and we knocked on doors, even if I know that it will not change immediately, for his part launched Beka Gorgadze, the 3rd line of Pau, in remarks collected by Rugbyrama. Now our dream is to play at the highest level! And if we succeed, we will have accomplished an almost impossible mission. We can look up. Note that a Georgian team could soon join the United Rugby Championship and the Challenge Cup.