Georgia defeats Southern Kings team ahead of Rugby World Cup

  • The Georgian Lelo’s handed a defeat to South African Southern Kings 24 to 20 in Tbilisi. Photo:TamunaPhoto/Facebook

Agenda.ge, 27 Aug 2019 - 22:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian national rugby team has defeated Southern Kings in Tbilisi today ahead of the Rugby World Cup that will be held from September 20 to November 2 in Japan.

The Georgian Lelo’s handed a defeat to South African Southern Kings 24 to 20 at Mikheil Meskhi stadium.

Southern Kings wrote on their official Twitter account that it was "a very close game in the end". "Lots of lessons to take from this tough encounter, and plenty of positives to build on as well...Well done, Georgia!!" they said.

The Southern Kings received an invitation from the Georgian Rugby Union to play in the friendly match earlier this month as Russia refused to come to Tbilisi amid anti-occupation demonsrtations. 

On August 31 the Lelo's will host Scotland at 8 p.m. at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, while they will have the third "warm-up" against Scotland in Murrayfield, Edinburgh, on September 6 before departing to Japan. 

Watch the Lelos celebrate their victory:

Back