Georgia hold on to beat Nambia

2015-10-07 23:20
Lasha Malaguradze (AP)

Cape Town - Georgia have just held on to beat Namibia by 17-16 in a tense Group C Rugby World Cup encounter at Sandy Park in Exeter.

As it happened: Namibia v Georgia

Namibia lead 6-0 at half-time but indiscipline, leading to three yellow cards, cost them dearly and allowed Georgia to score two converted tries. Nambia scored a try of their own at the death, but it was too little too late with Georgia holding on for the win. 

Georgia now automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

Scorers

Namibia

Tries: Theuns Kotze

Conversions: Theuns Kotze 

Penalties: Theuns Kotze (3)

Georgia

Tries: Mamuka Gorgodze, Lasha Malaguradze

Conversions: Merab Kvirikashvili (2)

Penalties: Merab Kvirikashvili

Teams

Georgia

15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Alexander Todua, 10 Lasha Malaguradze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (captain), 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5 Konstantin Mikautadze, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili

Substitutes: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Karlen Asieshvili, 18 Anton Peikrishvili, 19 Levan Datunashvili, 20 Lasha Lomidze, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 23 Beka Tsiklauri

Namibia

15 Chrysander Botha, 14 David Philander, 13 Danie Van Wyk, 12 Darryl de la Harpe, 11 Russel van Wyk, 10 Theuns Kotze, 9 Eugene Jantjies, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Tinus du Plessis, 6 Jacques Burger (captain), 5 Tjiuee Uanivi, 4 PJ van Lill, 3 Raoul Larson, 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld, 1 Johnny Redelinghuys

Substitutes: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 Johannes Coetzee, 19 Wian Conradie, 20 Rohan Kitshoff, 21 Johan Tromp, 22 Damian Stevens, 23 Heinrich Smit



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