Georgian player’s try among World Rugby’s highlights of the weekend

Georgia worked hard to defeat Germany on Saturday. Photo by Georgian Rugby Union., 10 Feb 2016 - 16:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

A try scored by a Georgian rugby player in Saturday’s game against Germany has been selected by World Rugby officials as one of the most outstanding tries of the weekend from competitions all over the world.

World Rugby, the international governing body for the sport, selected Lasha Khmaladze's try, in the 72nd minute of the game, as one of five highlights of the rugby weekend.

Saturday’s game ended in victory for Georgia and a final score of 59-7. It was Georgia’s first game of the European Nations Cup (ENC) 2016 season.

Khmaladze – Georgia’s fly half – scored after a powerful run by Zurab Zhvania, who stormed past several German players before passing the ball to Khmaladze as he was tackled by a German defender.

Georgia's fly half Lasha Khmaladze scored his try in the 72nd minutes of the game. Photo by Georgian Rugby Union.

Khmaladze's try ranked fourth in the World Rugby list. Other moments on the list happened in Six Nations matches, at the Sydney Sevens and U20 Six Nations rugby tournaments.

Tries by France's Virimi Vakatawa, Unites States' Perry Baker, Scotland's Blair Kinghorn and New Zealand's Akira Ioane were selected on the World Rugby weekend compilation.

On Saturday Georgia worked hard and earned a comfortable win 59-7 win over Germany to kick-start their 2016 season.

The Lelos scored nine tries in the game, which the Georgian Rugby Union match review called a "birthday present" for their head coach Milton Haig.

Georgia will play their next ENC match against Portugal on February 13. The game will be played in Lisbon.

See World Rugby's five outstanding tries from the weekend below: