Georgia change three for Romania
September 26, 2011
Georgia head coach Richie Dixon has made three changes to his team © Getty Images
Georgia have made three changes to their starting XV for their match against Romania at the Arena Manawatu on Wednesday.
The majority of the side that lost to England last time out are retained by head coach Richie Dixon following a ten-day break. However in the backs Lasha Khmaladze comes in for Irakli Machkhaneli with Revaz Gigauri moving onto the wing.
Up front Clermont Auvergne tight-head prop David Zirakashvili replaces Toulon prop Davit Kubriashvili while flanker Giorgi Chkhaidze comes in for Shalva Sutiashvili. Meanwhile Vasil Kakovin and Malkhaz Urjukashvili are added to the bench for their penultimate match of the tournament with Argentina following their crucial showdown with Romania.
Georgia: Lasha Khmaladze; Revaz Gigauri, David Kacharava, Tedo Zibzibadze, Alexander Todua; Merab Kvirikashvili, Irakli Abuseridze (c); David Khinchagishvili, Jaba Bregvadze, David Zirakashvili; Ilia Zedginidze, Vakhtang Maisuradze; Giorgi Chkhaidze, Mamuka Gorgodze, Dimitri Basilaia
Replacements: Goderdzi Shvelidze, Vasil Kakovin, Levan Datunashvili, Givi Berishvili, Bidzina Samkharadze, Irakli Chkhikvadze, Malkhaz Urjukashvili
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