Saturday, February 11, 2012


Georgia v Spain in Madrid (ENC 1A)

Venue: Stadium Universidad Complutense

Referee: D.Wilkinson (Ireland)


Spain opens its 2011-12 ENC campaign against a tough Georgian side. A number of changes has been made from the side that defeated Uruguay 16-13 back in November.

Very few of Georgia’s Rugby World Cup squad are available. In fact Georgia’s policy is the same as that of Russia. Leave the experienced players alone until the June window. Lets blood new players into the ENC window as part of our World Cup preparations.

The question is will this inexperienced Georgian side hold on to a Spanish side brimming with French club players?

Last Five Encounters
27.02.2010 Georgia 60-0 in Tblisi (ENC 1A)
27.02.2010 Georgia 17-9 in Tblisi (WCQ Europe R5; ENC 1)
21.02.2009 Georgia 55-11 in Madrid (WCQ Europe R5; ENC 1)
26.04.2008 Georgia 22-10 in Tblisi (ENC 1)
12.03.2007 Spain 31-17 in Madrid (ENC 1)

Spain Last Five
19.11.2011 v Uruguay W 16-13 in Madrid
19.03.2011 v Romania L 8-64 in Bucharest (ENC 1A)
12.03.2011 v Portugal W 25-10 in Madrid (ENC 1A)
26.02.2011 v Ukraine W 35-13 in Madrid (ENC 1A)
12.02.2011 v Georgia L 0-60 in Tblisi (ENC 1A)

Georgia Last Five
02.10.2011 v Argentina L 7-25 in Palmerston North (World Cup, Pool B)
28.09.2011 v Romania W 25-6 in Palmerston North (World Cup, Pool B)
18.09.2011 v England L 10-41 in Dunedin (World Cup, Pool B)
14.09.2011 v Scotland L 6-15 in Dunedin (World Cup, Pool B)
19.06.2011 v Namibia W 23-18 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup)

GWC Rugby Rankings
World Table-Georgia 16th, Spain 21st
Europe Table-Georgia 7th, Spain 9th

IRB Ranking Points
Georgia 71.09, Spain 60.33

Prediction: Georgia by 8 points





15   Mathieu Peluchon  Auch, France
14   Ryan Le Roux  Santboiana
13   César Sempre  Northampton Saints, England
12   Pierre Emmanuel García  Castres Olympique, France
11   Sebastien Ascarat  Auch, France
10   Charles Malie  Beziers Herault, France
9   Sebastien Rouet  Saint Etienne, France
8   Mathieu Visensang  Tyrosse, France
7   Glen Rolls VRAC Quesos Entrepinares
6   Gauthier Gibouin  Perigueux, France
5   Thomas Parker Ampo Ordizia
4   Jesús Recuerda  Lille, France
3   Jesús Moreno  Limoges, France
2   Beñat Auzqui  Tyrosse, France
1   Anthony Pradalie  Perigueux, France
16   Jonathan Phipps  La Vila
17   Joseph Hutchinson La Vila
18   Craig Lyons Santboiana
19   Mathieu Roca  Stade Aurillacois, France
20   Adrien Ayestaran  Perigueux, France
21   Carlos Blanco Iveco Vigo
22   Sergi Aubanell  Clermont Auvergne, France
    HEAD COACH: Regis Sonnes



15   Revaz Gigauri  Boulogne-Billancourt, France
14   Giorgi Shkinin  Armia
13   David Kacharava  Nice, France
12   Merab Sharikadze  Gloucester, England
11   Irakli Machkhaneli  Saint Etienne, France
10   Merab Kvirikashvili  St. Junien, France
9   Irakli Abuselidze  Auxerre, France
8   Dimitri Basilaia  Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland
7   Givi Berishvili  Lokomotive
6   Giorgi Chkaidze  St. Junien, France
5   Konstantin Mikautadze  Toulon, France
4   Levan Datunashvili  Aurillac, France
3   Beka Shekhlashvili  Agen, France
2   Shalva Mamukashvili  Kochebi
1   Mikheil Nariashvili  Montpellier, France
16   Karlen Asieshvili Aurillac, France
17   Levan Chilachava  Toulon, France
18   Giorgi Nemsadze  Valance d' Agen, France
19   Giorgi Kalmakhelidze  Armia
20   Giorgi Begadze  Kochebi
21   Beka Tsiklauri  Arka Gydinia, Poland
22   Sandro Todua  Lelo
    HEAD COACH: Richard Dixon

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