Toulouse bring in another Georgian hooker
January 24, 2012
Jaba Bregvadze joins until the end of the season © Getty Images
Toulouse have brought in yet another hooker to try and fill the problem position at the club.
Georgian Jaba Bregvadze follows in the footsteps of his fellow countryman Akvsenti Giorgatze who was previously signed as cover. Giorgatze lasted just 15 minutes on his debut before sustaining a torn hamstring. Bregvadze turned out for Georgia during the 2011 World Cup and has 17 caps to his name.
Their recognised hookers William Servat and Gary Botha are both unavailable in the coming couple of months. Servat will be on Six Nations duty with France while Botha is still recovering from a broken leg. And Bregvadze could be thrown straight into the action against Racing Metro this weekend.
And in related news, Toulouse have turned to Jean Bouilhou to coach their forwards while the Six Nations are on. Their current forwards coach Yannick Bru has taken up a role with the French side and he will join Les Bleus on a permanent basis come June.
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