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Player ratings: All heart

Lead by the cathartic captain Mamuka Gorgodze, the Lelos frustrated New Zealand for 70 minutes, before finally running out of puff.


Two late tries saw the scoreline balloon out to 43-10, but it is no reflection of the Georgian effort.

Jan de Koning rates the Georgian players!

15 Beka Tsiklauri:

Struggled to make metres with ball in hand, but made all his tackles.


14 Giorgi Aptsiauri:

Mostly anonymous.


13 Davit Kacharava:

Very few chances with ball in hand, but made a heap of tackles and missed only one.


12 Tamaz Mchedlidze:

Massive defensive effort, but saw very little of the ball.



11 Alexandr Todua:

Far too quiet in a game where heart and desire were the main ingredients for the Georgians.


10 Lasha Malaguradze:

May not be the world's most creative flyhalf, but he sure van tackle.


9 Giorgi Begadze:Player ratings: All heart

Did the basics well, although his defence can do with some improvement.


8 Lasha Lomidze:

On a day when the game called for 'body-on-the-line' play he was at the front of the queue.



7 Mamuka Gorgodze (captain):

You can never fault the Georgian legend's commitment, although he basically only played one half.


6 Shalva Sutiashvili:

Tried hard and made some big hits, but appeared to be struggling with the pace of the game.


5 Giorgi Chkhaidze:

His best work was done on defence.


4 Levan Datunashvili:

Tackled as lot, but otherwise his workrate was poor.


3 Levan Chilachava:

Was way out his depth. One decent scrum is not enough in a game of this stature.


2 Shalva Mamukashvili:

He made all of six metres with seven carries – yes, he spent most of the game going backwards.


1 Karlen Asieshvili:

Poor workrate and missed too many tackles.



16 Simon Maisuradze (on for Mamukashvili, 67th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

17 Mikhail Nariashvili (on for Asieshvili, 51st min):

Was a real liability, especially in the last 10 minutes.


18 Anton Peikrishvili (on for Chilachava, 51st min):

Did the absolute bare minimum and you got the idea his was saving himself for another game.


19 Kote Mikautadze (on for Gorgodze, 47th min):

Just not in the class of the Lelos legend, although he had a couple of decent runs.


20 Viktor Kolelishvili (on for Lomidze, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Vasil Lobjanidze:

Not used.

22 Merab Sharikadze (on for Todua, 67th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Muraz Giorgadze (on for Mchedlidze, 75th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

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