GEORG
No.Name
15Soso Matiashvili, FB
14Giorgi Kveseladze, W
13Davit Kacharava, C
12Merab Sharikadze, C
11Alexander Todua, W
10Lasha Khmaladze, FH
9Vasil Lobzhanidze, SH
1Mikheil Nariashvili, P
2Shalva Mamukashvili, H
3Beka Gigashvili, P
4Giorgi Nemsadze, L
5Konstantine Mikautadze, L
6Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, FL
7Mamuka Gorgodze, FL
T
8Beka Gorgadze, N8
Replacements
16Jaba Bregvadze, R
17Guram Gogichashvili, R
18Levan Chilachava, R
19Otari Giorgadze, R
20Beka Saginadze, R
21Gela Aprasidze, R
22Lasha Malaguradze, R
23Miriani Modebadze, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Hanazono Rugby Stadium
1:15 AM, October 3, 2019

Match Commentary

81'+110-45 End of second half
80'All over in Pool D and Fiji have bounced back with an emphatic win. They stay alive in the tournament, move to second in the pool and face Wales next Wednesday. Georgia take on Australia in their final match next Friday.
78'Substitute on - Beka Gigashvili , Georgia
78'Player substituted - Levan Chilachava , Georgia
77'It's that man again. Try and Radradra is over again in the corner after another bullocking run. The winger is impossible to stop today! The TMO checks the touch and grounding and gives the all clear. A superb display from Fiji in this half.
77'10-45 Conversion - Ben Volavola , Fiji
76'10-43 Try - Semi Radradra , Fiji
75'Player substituted - Frank Lomani , Fiji
75'Substitute on - Nikola Matawalu , Fiji
73'Substitute on - Miriani Modebadze , Georgia
73'Player substituted - Alexander Todua , Georgia
73'Substitute on - Josh Matavesi , Fiji
73'Player substituted - Kini Murimurivalu , Fiji
72'IT'S A ROUT! Stunning length of the field try finished off by replacement lock Api Ratuniyarawa! Fiji have turned on the style in the last 15 minutes thrilling the crowd.
72'10-38 Conversion - Ben Volavola , Fiji
70'Fiji are camped on the Georgia line after a succession of scrums and they finally break the Georgian defence and score through backrower Semi Kunatani! The TMO has had a look and given it the all clear. Volavola makes the kick and Fiji have a commanding lead and the bonus point.
70'10-36 Try - Api Ratuniyarawa , Fiji
70'Substitute on - Tuvere Vugakoto , Fiji
70'Player substituted - Samuel Matavesi , Fiji
70'Substitute on - Lee Roy Atalifo , Fiji
70'Player substituted - Manasa Saulo , Fiji
70'Substitute on - Jale Vatubua , Fiji
70'Player substituted - Waisea Nayacalevu , Fiji
70'Substitute on - Lasha Malaguradze , Georgia
70'Player substituted - Merab Sharikadze , Georgia
70'10-31 Conversion - Ben Volavola , Fiji
68'10-29 Try - Semi Kunatani , Fiji
66'Player substituted - Vasil Lobzhanidze , Georgia
66'Substitute on - Gela Aprasidze , Georgia
66'Player substituted - Beka Gigashvili , Georgia
66'Substitute on - Levan Chilachava , Georgia
63'Player substituted - Peceli Yato , Fiji
63'Substitute on - Viliame Mata , Fiji
63'Player substituted - Tevita Cavubati , Fiji
63'Substitute on - Api Ratuniyarawa , Fiji
63'10-24 Conversion - Ben Volavola , Fiji
62'The flying Fijian wingers are putting on a show! Radradra gets the try his efforts have deserved. Fiji won the scrum on half way, and a slick backline move put the ball in the hands of Radradra who was not going to be stopped and dance din under the posts. Volavola with the simple conversion and Fiji lead by 12.
61'10-22 Try - Semi Radradra , Fiji
58'Substitute on - Guram Gogichashvili , Georgia
58'Player substituted - Mikheil Nariashvili , Georgia
58'Substitute on - Jaba Bregvadze , Georgia
58'Player substituted - Shalva Mamukashvili , Georgia
55'Player substituted - Campese Ma'afu , Fiji
55'Substitute on - Peni Ravai , Fiji
55'Substitute on - Merab Sharikadze , Georgia
55'Player substituted - Lasha Malaguradze , Georgia
55'10-17 Conversion - Soso Matiashvili , Georgia
54'Immediate fightback for Georgia with Mamuka Gorgodze scoring the try. The Lelos' won the restart and their monster pack set a series of rolling mauls and eventually the big flanker got it down over the line. Matiashvilli's conversion is good, and it's back to 7. Game on!
53'8-17 Try - Mamuka Gorgodze , Georgia
52'Player substituted - Giorgi Tkhilaishvili , Georgia
52'Substitute on - Otari Giorgadze , Georgia
52'Player substituted - Konstantine Mikautadze , Georgia
52'Substitute on - Beka Saginadze , Georgia
51'And another one! More brilliant combination work from the flying wingers for a Fiji try as Radradra draws the defence and passes to Tuisova who is over in the corner. The floodgates may be about to open. Volavola's conversion misses to the right but the lead is out to two converted scores.
50'3-17 Try - Josua Tuisova , Fiji
46'Wonderful try for Fiji. Some slick handling and strong running from Tuisova and Radradra sees scrum half Frank Lomani eventually get the ball down for the score. Excellent play from Fiji who stretch their lead as Volavola adds the conversion.
45'3-12 Try - Frank Lomani , Fiji
43'Big delay here as Georgian centre Sharikadze heads off for an HIA check after an accidental knee to the head.
43'Player substituted - Merab Sharikadze , Georgia
43'Substitute on - Lasha Malaguradze , Georgia
41'
41'Teams are back out and we're ready for the second half.
41'3-7 End of first half
40'
40'Sloppy end to a half of tough rugby in tricky conditions. Fiji have a narrow lead as they hit the dressing rooms at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium.
40'3-7 Start of second half
35'Matiashvilli converts the simple penalty and Georgia are on the board.
35'3-7 Penalty goal - Soso Matiashvili , Georgia
33'Superb play from Georgia as they go length of the field, 95 metres from defending a scrum on their own 5m line, to driving over the Fijian try line. It's been lost forward after consulting the TMO though. They will come back for the penalty and a shot at goal.
29'Some razzle dazzle skills amongst the Fijian backs cuts open Georgia but a sneaky forward pass brings it back. Georgia holding on a little right now.
25'A lot more confidence in the Fijian side after that try, and they are starting to take control of the game.
21'And out of nowhere Fiji take the lead. Nice kick through from Ben Volavola, great pick up by Smei Radradra and Waisea Nayacalevu takes the pass and scores in the corner. Volavola adds the extras and Fiji are 7 points up.
21'0-7 Conversion - Ben Volavola , Fiji
20'0-5 Try - Waisea Nayacalevu , Fiji
17'Some confusion here! The flags went up and the kick was given, but it's now been ruled out, as it missed! Socres back level!
15'Pretty awful conditions with the rain pouring down. Lots of early handling errors making it difficult for both teams. Georgia with a chance to put points on the board and Matiashvili duly obliges. The Lelos take the lead.
9'Penalty for Georgia, they kick for touch and have a line out in a dangerous spot on the Fiji 22.
4'Cagey opener but a missed Georgian line out sees the first period of sustained Fiji pressure, ended with a little knock on.
1'Now for the Cibi from Fiji and the crowd roar their approval. We're ready for kick off.
1'A stirring rendition of the Georgian anthem from the Lelos!
1'Rain in the air as the teams come onto the field for the national anthems.
1'One extra Fiji fan today....
1'Fiji's starting XV, like Georgia's, is made up mostly of players from their opening match (against Australia), with 11 changes to the starters that lost to Uruguay. The two sides have played each other twice since RWC 2015, both times in Suva. Georgia won 14-3 in 2016, while Fiji won 37-15 last year. Their only other encounter was in Tbilisi in 2012, when Fiji won 24-19.
1'Following heavy squad rotation in their opening two matches, Georgia's coaching staff have opted for their most-seasoned starting XV yet in Japan in terms of World Cup experience. The Lelos will field only four of the starters who defeated Uruguay, meaning most of the bodies on the pitch at kick-off will be well-rested despite the four-day turnaround. Regular skipper Merab Sharikadze reclaims the captain's armband as he makes the starting line-up for the first time at RWC 2019, alongside four-time World Cup campaigners Mamuka Gorgodze and David Kacharava.
1'Hello all and welcome to our live coverage of the Pool D match between Georgia and Fiji in Hanazono. Fiji need to bounce back after their shock loss to Uruguay. Georgia will be full of confidence after they put Uruguay to the sword on Sunday.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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