Planet Rugby: “World Cup: Emerging stars to watch”

Georgia’s Viktor Kolelishvili (left) was selected as a player to watch in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photo by Georgia Rugby Union website, Sep 11, 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia

A Georgian rugby player has been singled out as one of the more unknown players to watch at the 2015 Rugby World Cup by international rugby website

Georgia’s Viktor Kolelishvili was selected as one of only 10 players to watch in the 2015 RWC by the online forum.

We already know most of the big names who will star at the World Cup but during the pool stages some new faces will shine,” states the September 10 article.

Author Paul Eddison said between the Rugby Championship and the Six Nations, the tier one nations have plenty of coverage, but during the pool stages of the 2015 RWC, and possibly into the knock-outs, there will be players from the so-called minnows who also hit the headlines

Viktor Kolelishvili (Georgia): Georgia will match or better anyone in the scrum, that is pretty much a given, but they now have talent beyond the front row as they continue to develop as a side.

"Following in the footsteps of the great Mamuka Gorgodze, Clermont's Viktor Kolelishvili packs quite a punch, literally. With six yellow cards and a red in just 32 Tests, indiscipline is an issue, but Kolelishvili is a huge presence in the back row and will relish going toe-to-toe with the All Blacks and Pumas, not to mention Tonga and Namibia.”

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