Georgia name team for England clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Georgia have named their team to face England in their Nations Cup opener at Twickenham.
In the backline, Lasha Khmaladze is at fullback with Akari Tabutsadze and Under-20 graduate Sandro Svanidze on the wings.
Giorgi Kveseladze and Merab Sharikadze are in the midfield with Tedo Abzhandadze at flyhalf and Gela Aprasidze in the No.9 jersey.
In the pack, Beka Gorgadze, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili and Beka Saginadze make up the back row with Grigor Kerdikoshvili and Lasha Jaiani in the second row.
The front row consists of Beka Gigashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili and Mikheil Nariashvili.
Georgia: 15 Lasha Khmaladze, 14 Akari Tabutsadze, 13 Giorgi Kveseladze, 12 Merab Sharikadze (captain), 11 Sandro Svanidze, 10 Tedo Abzhandadze, 9 Gela Aprasidze, 8 Beka Gorgadze, 7 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 6 Beka Saginadze, 5 Grigor Kerdikoshvili, 4 Lasha Jaiani, 3 Beka Gigashvili, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili.
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Guram Gogichashvili, 18 Lekso Kaulashvili, 19 Otor Giorgadze, 20 Tornike Jalagonia, 21 Vasil Lobzhandidze, 22 Demur Tapladze, 23 Aleksandre Todua.
Date: Saturday, November 14
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT, 19.00 Georgia Time)
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistant referees: Craig Evans, Dan Jones
TMO: Ben Whitehouse