Lelos pull the stops out

Georgia coach Malkhaz Cheishvili has made eight changes to his starting line-up for Wednesday’s World Cup clash with Namibia in Lens.

Cheishvili has named his strongest team as he seeks to build on the heroic 14-10 defeat against Ireland by registering the nation’s first World Cup victory.

Scrum-half Irakli Abuseridze captains the side following the retirement of lock Ilia Zedginidze with a knee injury.

Georgia: 15 Malkhaz Urjukashvili, 14 Irakli Machkhaneli, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Irakli Giorgadze, 11 Giorgi Shkinin, 10 Merab Kvirikashvili, 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c), 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 7 Rati Urushadze, 6 Grigol Labadze, 5 Mamuka Gorgodze, 4 Levan Datunashvili, 3 David Zirakashvili, 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze, 1 Goderdzi Shvelidze.
Replacements: 16 David Khinchagashvili, 17 Avtandil Kopaliani, 18 Victor Didebulidze, 19 Besso Udesiani, 20 Bidzina Samkharadze, 21 Revaz Gigauri, 22 Besiki Khamashuridze.

Date: Wednesday, September 26
Kick-off: 17:00 (16:00 BST; 15:00 GMT)
Venue: Stade Felix Bollaert, Lens
Referee: Steve Walsh
Touch judges: Malcolm Changleng, Paul Marks
Television match official: Federico Cuesta
Assessor: Michel Lamoulie


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