It’s now official that the Georgian national rugby team will be included in the Autumn Nations Cup 2020, a unique eight-team competition involving the Six Nations as well as the rugby unions of Georgia and Fiji.
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, ruling Georgian Dream party chairman Bidzina Ivanishvili, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and other officials have congratulated the national rugby team.
The national rugby team has been given a unique chance to take part in the Eight Nations – the most well-known tournament. This will be the greatest success of Georgian rugby”, PM Gakharia said.
He also added that in this 'top-level competition' the Georgian team will have the opportunity to prove to everyone that 'rugby truly is our game'.
Ben Morel, CEO Six Nations Rugby said 'we cannot wait for the tournament to get underway in November and fans can look forward to some outstanding matches featuring some of the greatest players in the world'.
We are especially pleased to be joined by Fiji and Georgia and expect them both to be tremendous additions to the competition", he added.
The Autumn Nations Cup is ‘a completely new and innovative tournament' that will take place over four weekends between November 13 and December 6.
The official announcement reads that 'the format for the Autumn Nations Cup will be two pools of four – Group A will include England, Ireland, Wales and Georgia with Group B comprising of France, Scotland, Italy and Fiji'.