Georgia defeats Romania, wins Rugby Europe Championship

  • The Georgian ‘Lelos’ handed a defeat to Romania 25 to 16 at Dinamo Arena winning the Rugby Europe Championship. Photo from TBC Bank Facebook page
Agenda.ge, 18 Mar 2018 - 18:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s national rugby team has won the Rugby Europe Championship in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi today.

The Georgian ‘Lelos’ handed a defeat to Romania 25 to 16 at Dinamo Arena.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime MinisterGiorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated the Georgian national team on their victory. Photo from TBC Bank Facebook page

The Romanian Rugby Union praised the performance of both teams.

Dinamo Arena was extremely crowded today with people supporting their respective teams.

Photo from TBC Bank Facebook page

It has been Georgia’s fifth victory in a row defeating:

  • Russia with a score of 29 to 9 in the Russian city of Krasnodar,
  • Spain with a score of 23 to 10 in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi,
  • Germany with 64 to 0 in the German town of Offenbach, and
  • Belgium with a score of 47 to 0 in the western Georgian town of Kutaisi.

The ‘Lelos’ wore white during the national anthem with the name of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunmashvili, who died in unclear circumstances in Georgia’s Russian occupied region of Tskhinvali on February 23. Photo TBC Bank Facebook page

Having led the team to victory during all previous games of the tournament, the captain of the Georgian ‘Lelos’ Giorgi Nemsadze had earlier called on fans to come to Dinamo Arena and perform the national anthem with the team. 

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