Scotland handed South African-born winger Duhan van der Merwe his first cap when coach Gregor Townsend on Wednesday named his team for the test against Georgia at Murrayfield on Friday.
Ramaz Kharazishvili, 32, the former captain of the Georgian national Sevens team, underwent surgery and his life is not in danger, doctors said.
A superb second-half try from Marika Koroibete helped Australia edge past Georgia as they warmed up for a likely quarterfinal clash with England.
Zimbabwe-born Wallabies star David Pocock has enjoyed the improved performances of some of rugby's Tier 2 nations at the World Cup and believes there may be some merit in further relaxing the eligibility laws to help continue that upward trajectory.
Georgia brought Uruguay back down to earth with a bump when they ran in five tries in a bonus-point victory.
Follow all the action as it happens in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D game between Georgia and Uruguay at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
The Grand Slam winners showed they mean business with a dominant performance in Aichi.
Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia, the team often cited as having better credentials.
Italy's match against Georgia may not be the most high-profile of the November internationals but in terms of both nations' rugby futures it is probably the most significant.
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
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- GEORG14thPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points DifferenceSA1st-57149