RECAP: England v Georgia
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the Nations Cup Round One encounter between England and Georgia at Twickenham.
England will be looking to build on a successful return to international rugby after winning the Six Nations last month.
This will be the third time England and Georgia have faced off, the previous two encounters both coming in the
Rugby World Cup (2003 and 2011), with England winning both clashes.
England have won 25 of their last 28 home games, New Zealand and Ireland (both 2018) are the only
sides to pick up victories at Twickenham in that time.
Georgia have an unassailable lead in the 2020 Rugby Europe Championship, winning all four games (vs
Romania, Spain, Belgium & Portugal) they have played so far (final round postponed due to COVID-19)
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England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge.
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ben Earl, 20 Tom Curry, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Max Malins, 23 Joe Marchant
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.
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistant referees: Craig Evans, Dan Jones
TMO: Ben Whitehouse