Georgia not confident that win over Italy will lead to joining Six Nations


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GEORGIA HEAD COACH Levan Maisashvili stated Sunday’s 28-19 win over Italy in Batumi is unlikely to assist his aspect characteristic within the Six Nations Championship.

Fly-half Tedo Abzhandadze, 22, scored 20 factors as The Lelos beat a rustic from rugby’s conventional Tier One for the primary time.

Georgia are ranked thirteenth on the earth with the Azzurri, who have been invited into the annual competitors alongside England, France, Eire, Scotland and Wales in 2000, are twelfth.

Their claims for a spot on the worldwide prime desk has come as they’ve gained the second-tier Rugby Europe Championship, which affords no promotion to the Six Nations, 11 of the final 12 instances.

“I don’t assume right this moment’s outcome will change a lot when it comes to if Georgia ought to perhaps be a part of the Six Nations,” Maisashvili advised reporters.

“I completely don’t assume they’ll open the door on the again of 1 outcome,” he added.

On this 12 months’s Six Nations, Italy beat Wales for his or her first victory within the event since 2015.

“Georgia have been actually bodily, they put us underneath plenty of aerial stress, they actually deserved the win,” Azzurri captain Michele Lamaro advised RugbyTV Georgia.

“On our aspect, we may have accomplished much more,” the flanker added.

Subsequent week, Georgia host Portugal of their season-ending Take a look at whereas Italy subsequent play in November in opposition to Samoa.

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On the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Georgia play the likes of two-time champions Australia and Wales in Pool C whereas Italy face sides akin to hosts France and three-time winners New Zealand in Pool A.

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