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As it happened: Namibia 16-17 Georgia

2015-10-07 23:15
Last Updated at 17:35
07 Oct 23:22
Well done to Georgia who have virtually assured themselves automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. If Tongo lose to New Zealand, as is expected, then Georgia will automatically qualify for the next World Cup.
07 Oct 23:14

Thanks for tuning in!

Georgia deserved the win as they dominated all facets of play, but their lack of finishing so nearly cost them in the end.

They will head home pleased knowing they won't have to qualify for the next World Cup.

Namibia still have a game against Argentina in Leicester on Sunday before heading home.

07 Oct 23:11
Namibia came close in the end there, but their discipline let them down. They fought bravely after losing captain Jacques Burger early in the game. Those three yellow cards proved costly in the end...
07 Oct 23:08
FULL-TIME: Namibia 16-17 Georgia
07 Oct 23:08
80'- Knowing he has a penalty, Malaguradze attempts a drop goal. It's a poor attempt but that's it folks... heartache for Namibia.
07 Oct 23:07
79'- A strong driving maul from Georgia brings them all the way into the 22m area...
07 Oct 23:06
78' - Georgia have a lineout just inside the Namibian half, with 90 seconds remaining...
07 Oct 23:06
78'- Penalty for Georgia after Bothma goes off his feet at a ruck. That may be Namibia's last chance...
07 Oct 23:05
77'- Namibia have possession inside the Georgian half...
07 Oct 23:04
76'- Georgia putting themselves under pressure with some loose passing. They appear rattled...
07 Oct 23:03

75'- Kotze CONVERTS his own try from the touchline.

Namibia 16-17 Georgia

Wow, suddenly we have a game again!

07 Oct 23:02

73'- Flyhalf Theuns Kotze is over in the corner for Namibia!

It's his 5th international try. he is also now Namibia's highest-ever point scorer.

07 Oct 23:01
73' - TRY to Namibia!
07 Oct 23:00
73' - A barn-storming run from Bothma brings Namibia inside the red zone...
07 Oct 22:59

71'- CLEAN BREAKS

Namibia 1

Georgia 11

07 Oct 22:57

70'- PENALTY slotted by Kotze.

Namibia 9-17 Georgia

07 Oct 22:56

69'- A kicking penalty for Namibia. Kotze will line up a shot from about 30m out, in the middle of the park.

Not really sure why they go for goal now. They'll still trail by more than 7 points...

07 Oct 22:53

67'- PENALTY slotted by Kvirikashvili.

Namibia 6-17 Georgia

07 Oct 22:52

66'- Another easy kickable penalty for Georgia and this time they will opt for goal.

For the first time in the match, in fact...

07 Oct 22:50

65' - ATTACKING METRES MADE

Namibia 129m

Georgia 513m

07 Oct 22:49

62'- "Namibia fractured and broken and seemingly beaten now."

The TV commentator sees no hope for the Namibians...

07 Oct 22:46
60'- Namibia now back to 15 men for the first time in a long while as Bothma returns...
07 Oct 22:45
59'- More scrum woes for Namibia, but Bothma is about to come back on, so maybe that will help...
07 Oct 22:44
58'- A whole host of forward replacements now on the field for Namibia...
07 Oct 22:42
58'- Georgia have enjoyed 67% possession and 73% territory.
07 Oct 22:41
57'- Georgia may run away with this now. Namibia at sixes and sevens...
07 Oct 22:40

56'- CONVERSION slotted by Kvirikashvili.

Namibia 6-14 Georgia

07 Oct 22:39
55'- Georgia score from set-piece and it's flyhalf Lasha Malaguradze who barges over next to the posts.
07 Oct 22:38

54' - TRY to Georgia!

07 Oct 22:38
54'- Another kickable penalty for Georgia, who again opt for an attacking lineout instead...
07 Oct 22:35
51'- Johannes Coetzee's time in the sin-bin is up, but with Botha off, Namibia stay with 14 men...
07 Oct 22:35

51'- CONVERSION slotted by Merab Kvirikashvili.

Namibia 6-7 Georgia

07 Oct 22:34
50'- It's also a YELLOW CARD for Namibia No 8 Renaldo Bothma for a high tackle.
07 Oct 22:33
49'- Skipper Mamuka Gorgodze finally barges over for Georgia.
07 Oct 22:33
49'- TRY to Georgia!
07 Oct 22:32
49'- Georgia five metres out, with another penalty advantage...
07 Oct 22:31
47' - A great break from Georgia fullback Merab Kvirikashvili brings them into the red zone, but his pass is intercepted by opposite number Chrysander Botha, who is then bundled out...
07 Oct 22:29
45'- Namibia back to 14 men now with tighhead Raoul Larson back from his time spent in the sin-bin...
07 Oct 22:25
42'- But Georgia turn it over and counter, only to knock it on with a four-man overlap out wide...
07 Oct 22:25
41'- Early attacking chance for Namibia inside the red zone...
07 Oct 22:23

Welcome back for the second half!

Georgia fullback Merab Kvirikashviligets the game started.

07 Oct 22:11
That was surely the longest ever half in Rugby World Cup history!
 
  • 80'

    Malaguradze sits back in the pocket and attempts a drop goal. It's a poor strike and Namibia has no choice but to dot the ball down. That's the game! Georgia edge past Namibia who are still searching for their first World Cup win.

  • 80'

    NAMIBIA 16 GEORGIA 17

  • 79'

    Georgia set up the driving maul and they rumble forward. They might milk a penalty here. They take play up to Namibia's 22 as still they keep going.

  • 78'

    Namibia finally keep ball in hand and take play up to Georgia 22. Botha goes off his feet at the breakdown and Malaguradze finds touch in Namibia's half.

  • 77'

    Aerial ping pong at the moment!

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 16-17. Brilliant kick from the left hand corner. We have a game on our hands!

  • 74'

    TRY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 14-17. Namibia go through the phases with their forwards. Now they swing the ball wide to Kotze who sells the dummy and goes over in the left hand corner for Namibia's first try!! Game on.

  • 73'

    aerial ping pong at the moment. Namibia win the battle and take play up to Georgia's 22.

  • 71'

    Namibia gather the restart and now they swing the ball wide. Bothma carries, but he spills the ball just outside Namibia's 22. Georgia scrum.

  • 70'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 9-17.

  • 69'

    Georgia gather the restart and now they set up a maul from broken play. Kvirikashvili hoofs the ball down field. Now Namibia attack and take play up to halfway. They win a penalty after Georgia are pinged for being offside. Kotze will have a shot at goal!

  • 67'

    PENALTY, GEORGIA,KVIRIKASHVILI. 6-17. Georgia set up the driving maul but they are brought to ground. They win a penalty after Namibia are pinged for not rolling away at the ruck.

  • 65'

    End to end stuff by Georgia. Malaguradze kicks the ball away now and Jantjies gathers. He finds touch just outside Namibia's 22.

  • 64'

    Brilliant driving maul by Georgia as they take play up to Namibia's 22. They make little headway however and now Namibia make the turnover.

  • 62'

    Georgia swing the ball wide from the line-out and now they go through the phases with their forwards. They spill the ball in contact and Bothma finds touch on halfway. Not a bad kick by the loose forward.

  • 60'

    Now Georgia win a penalty after Namibia are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Kvirikashvili finds touch inside Namibia's 22.

  • 59'

    Namibia swing the ball wide but now they spill the ball in contact. Sloppy play once again.

  • 58'

    Georgia are back on the attack as they take play into Namibia's half. They swing the ball wide to Gorgodze who is driven into touch. Line-out Namibia.

  • 56'

    CONVERSION, GEORGIA, MALAGURADZE. 6-14. Malaguradze adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 55'

    TRY, GEORGIA, MALAGURADZE. 6-12. Tkhilaishvili makes good headway and he offloads to Malaguradze who scores under the sticks! Poor defence by Namibia.

  • 54'

    Georgia make the turnover and take play up to halfway. They surge forward and now they swing the ball wide and they win a penalty after du Plessis is pinged for not rolling away at the ruck. Line-out Georgia inside Namibia's 22.

  • 53'

    Namibia have an attacking scrum just outside Georgia's 22. They win a free kick and now they attack inside Georgia's 22.

  • 50'

    Gorgodze breaks away from the scrum an offloads but his pass is forward. The first half finally comes to an end as the teams head into the shed for a well deserved break.

  • 50'

    TRY, GEORGIA, GORGODZE. 6-5. Georgia attack and take play up to Namibia's try-line. They go through the phases. Gorgodze crashes over for Georgia's first try!

  • 50'

    CONVERSION, GEORGIA, MALAGURADZE. 6-7.

  • 50'

    YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, BOTHMA. Renaldo Bothma will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a dangerous tackle.

  • 49'

    YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, COETZEE. Johannes Coetzee will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for illegal scrummaging.

  • 48'

    Georgia win a penalty at the scrum after Namibia are pinged for illegal scrummaging. We have another reset scrum.

  • 48'

    Georgia attack and take play up to halfway. Kvirikashvili hits a gap and his through! He swings the ball wide but it is intercepted by Botha who is driven into touch.

  • 47'

    George Clancy needs to speed this game up! Too many reset scrums.

  • 46'

    We have another reset scrum.

  • 45'

    Georgia have an attacking scrum 5 metres from Namibia's try-line.

  • 45'

    Georgia attack and now they attack. It comes to nothing as they spill the ball. We have another scrum.

  • 44'

    They swing the ball wide but they make a hash of it as they spill the ball in contact. The TMO will have another look for foul play.

  • 44'

    YELLOW CARD, NAMIBIA, LARSON. Larson will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a side entry at the ruck, deliberately killing the ball.

  • 44'

    Now we have some aerial ping pong. Kotze finally finds touch on halfway.

  • 43'

    Georgia go through the phases with their forwards. They keep probing.

  • 43'

    Namibia patiently go through the phases. Georgia win a turnover on the deck and they attack from deep inside their own half. They spill the ball however.

  • 41'

    Malaguradze gets the second half underway! Namibia gather. They attack and take play up to halfway.

  • 41'

    Kvirikashvili gathers Kotze's kick and he hoofs the ball down field but it's straight into touch. Line-out Namibia on Georgia's 22 metre mark.

  • 40'

    Georgia set up a driving maul and they win another penalty. They find touch 5 metres from Namibia's try-line.

  • 40'

    NAMIBIA 6 GEORGIA 0

  • 39'

    Georgia now win a penalty after Namibia are pinged for not rolling away at the ruck. Malaguradze finds touch inside Namibia's half.

  • 38'

    Namibia win a penalty after Georgia are pinged for being offside at the ensuing ruck. Kotze finds touch on Georgia's 10 metre mark.

  • 37'

    Sloppy by both teams at the moment too many errors creeping in.

  • 36'

    Namibia make a hash of the line-out once again. Georgia hoof the ball down field. Philander gathers and his kick goes straight into touch.

  • 35'

    Kvirikashvili kicks for possession but his kick is straight into touch. Line-out Namibia just outside Georgia's 22. The TMO will have a quick look for foul play.

  • 35'

    YELLOW, GEORGIA, BREGVADZE. Bregvadze will spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for a dangerous fend with his forearm on Smit.

  • 35'

    Kotze finds touch inside Georgia's 22.

  • 34'

    Georgia are struggling to get over the advantage line. Brilliant defence by Namibia at the moment.

  • 32'

    Georgia win a penalty after Namibia are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Malaguradze finds touch on halfway.

  • 31'

    We have another reset scrum. A bit boring at the moment.

  • 30'

    Now Namibia set up the driving maul. They spread the ball wide and a maul is formed from broken play. Namibia fail to produce the ball from the maul and Georgia will have a pressure scrum inside their 22.

  • 29'

    Namibia make another hash of their line-out ball. They win a penalty however and Kotze finds touch on Georgia's 22 metre mark.

  • 28'

    Kvirikashvili is pinged for a dangerous play. Kotze finds touch just outside Namibia's 22.

  • 27'

    Namibia are kicking away valuable possession. Now Georgia attack again and take play up to Namibia's 22.

  • 26'

    Jantjies clears and brings some relief as he finds touch on Namibia's 22 metre mark. Georgia make a hash of the line-out.

  • 25'

    Jantjies launches a bomb and now Georgia counter. Slick passing takes them up to Namibia's try-line, but it comes to nothing as they are thumped into touch. Try saving tackle by Philander.

  • 23'

    Georgia make a hash of the line-out. Namibia scrum just outside their 22.

  • 22'

    Jantjies brings some relief with his clearance kick as he finds touch just outside Namibia's 22.

  • 21'

    Du Plessis spills the ball in contact and Georgia play the advantage and take play up to Namibia's try-line. They make a hash of it however as they spill the ball in contact inches from Namibia's try-line.

  • 19'

    Jantjies launches a bomb, which Gorgodze gathers. He is thumped into touch.

  • 18'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 6-0. His kick is good!

  • 17'

    Now Namibia attack and they win a penalty after Bothma was taken high in the tackle. He stays down, that will be a big blow for Namibia! Kotze will have a shot at goal.

  • 16'

    Georgia set up a driving maul from the line-out. Malaguradze gives a inside ball to Nemsadze who spills the ball. Kotze finds touch in Georgia's half.

  • 15'

    Jantjies gathers a kick from Malaguradze. He kicks ,but it's out on the full.

  • 14'

    Georgia set up the driving maul they are brought to ground inches from the try-line. Namibia win a crucial penalty at the breakdown. Kotze finds touch just outside Namibia's 22.

  • 12'

    Georgia are smashing Namibia at the scrum! We have a reset scrum.

  • 12'

    Georgia win a penalty after Namibia are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Malaguradze finds touch 5 metres from Namibia's try-line.

  • 11'

    Georgia make a turnover and quickly swing the ball wide to Todua who scores in the left hand corner. No try however. The ball was knocked on by Georgia.

  • 9'

    Georgia take play up to Namibia's 22. They surge forward and now they swing the ball wide but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball.

  • 9'

    Jacques Burger leaves the field for a concussion test.

  • 7'

    Namibia make a hash of a line-out just outside Georgia's 22. Georgia have the put in to the scrum.

  • 6'

    Namibia back up to Georgia's 22. It comes to nothing as they are driven into touch. line-out Georgia.

  • 5'

    Namibia set up a driving maul. They are brought to ground and now they go through the phases with their forwards. Kotze sits back in the pocket and attempts a drop-goal but it''s a poor strike.

  • 4'

    Georgia attack and take play up to Namibia's 22. Namibia win a penalty after Georgia are pinged for a side entry at the ruck. Kotze finds touch on Georgia's 22 metre mark.

  • 3'

    Jantjies launches a bomb. Georgia gather inside their half and now Malaguradze hoofs the ball down field. We have some aerial ping pong!

  • 1'

    Kotze gets us underway! Namibia win a early penalty from the kick off and Kotze will have a shot at goal.

  • 1'

    PENALTY, NAMIBIA, KOTZE. 3-0. Kotze opens the scoring for Namibia.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool C Rugby World Cup encounter between Georgia and Namibia from Sandy Park in Exeter . We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Johnny Redelinghuys will be the first Namibian player to earn 50 caps in today's clash against Georgia. The loosehead prop comes into the side as one of six changes from the line-up that started against Tonga. Casper Viviers is replaced by Redelinghuys, PJ Van Lill comes into the second row in place of Jaco Venter and Tinus Du Plessis is handed the number seven shirt, with Rohan Kitshoff dropping to the bench. Eugene Jantjies replaces Eneill Buitendag at scrum-half, Johan Deysel is dropped for Darryl de la Harpe in the centres, and David Philander comes in for try-scoring Johan Tromp on the wing. Tromp, who touched down against Tonga, is on the bench. Jacques Burger, who scored twice against Tonga, will equal Hugo Horn?s record of 11 appearances for Namibia in RWCs. Johnny Redelinghuys will win his 50th cap, the first Namibian player to do so in test match history. Wian Conradie and Heinrich Smit will make their RWC debuts if used from the bench.

  • 0'

    Georgia have made 10 changes for their final World Cup clash against Namibia as they look to seal a place at the 2019 tournament. Mamuka Gorgodze is the only survivor from the pack that went down 43-10 to New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday as Georgia deal with a quick turnaround. Georgia coach Milton Haig has gone with a full-strength side, with Gorgodze shifting to number eight, and Clermont's Viktor Kolelshvili slotting into the back row. An experienced front row features Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze and Davit Zirakashvili, while elsewhere the prolific Merab Kvirikashvili starts at full-back and youngster Vasil Lobzhanidze comes in at scrum-half. Georgia have never won two matches in a World Cup before, but take on a Namibian side still seeking their first-ever win in the tournament.

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!

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Namibia Georgia
  • 1 Tries 2
    • 73' Theuns Kotze
    • 49' Mamuka Gorgodze
    • 54' Lasha Malaguradze
  • 1 Conversions 2
    • 75' Theuns Kotze
    • 50' Merab Kvirikashvili
    • 55' Merab Kvirikashvili
  • 3 Penalties 1
    • 1' Theuns Kotze
    • 17' Theuns Kotze
    • 70' Theuns Kotze
    • 67' Merab Kvirikashvili
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 3 Yellow Cards 1
    • 40' Raoul Larson
    • 40' Johannes Coetzee
    • 50' Renaldo Bothma
    • 34' Jaba Bregvadze
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Johnny Redelinghuys
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Raoul Larson
  • PJ Van Lill
  • Tjiuee Uanivi
  • Jacques Burger
  • Tinus du Plessis
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Eugene Jantjies
  • Theuns Kotze
  • Russell van Wyk
  • Darryl De La Harpe
  • Danie Van Wyk
  • David Philander
  • Chrysander Botha
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Mikheil Nariashvili
  • Jaba Bregvadze
  • Davit Zirakashvili
  • Giorgi Nemsadze
  • Konstantin Mikautadze
  • Giorgi Tkhilaishvili
  • Viktor Kolelishvili
  • Mamuka Gorgodze
  • Vasil Lobzhanidze
  • Lasha Malaguradze
  • Alexander Todua
  • Merab Sharikadze
  • Davit Kacharava
  • Tamaz Mchedlidze
  • Merab Kvirikashvili
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Louis van der Westhuizen
  • Jaco Engels
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Wian Conradie
  • Rohan Kitshoff
  • Johan Tromp
  • Damian Stevens
  • Heinrich Smit
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Shalva Mamukashvili
  • Karlen Asieshvili
  • Anton Peikrishvili
  • Levan Datunashvili
  • Lasha Lomidze
  • Giorgi Begadze
  • Giorgi Aptsiauri
  • Beka Tsiklauri

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