October 1, 2019 / 11:15 AM / 17 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-Georgia v Fiji

    Oct 1 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool D
fixture between Georgia and Fiji:
    
    WHERE
    Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
    
    WHEN
    Thursday, October 3 at 2.15pm local time (0515 GMT)
    
    GEORGIA
    World ranking: 11
    Coach: Milton Haig (New Zealand)
    Captain: Merab Sharikadze
    Team: 15-Soso Matiashvili, 14-Giorgi Kveseladze, 13-David
Kacharava, 12-Merab Sharikadze, 11-Alexander Todua, 10-Lasha
Khmaladze, 9-Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8-Beka Gorgadze, 7-Mamuka
Gorgodze, 6-Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5-Konstantine Mikautadze,
4-Giorgi Nemsadze, 3-Beka Gigashvili, 2-Shalva Mamukashvili,
1-Mikheil Nariashvili
    Replacements: 16-Jaba Bregvadze, 17-Guram Gogichashvili,
18-Levan Chilachava, 19-Otari Giorgadze, 20-Beka Saginadze,
21-Gela Aprasidze, 22-Lasha Malaguradze, 23-Miriani Modebadze.
    
    FIJI
    World ranking: 12
    Coach: John McKee (New Zealand)
    Captain: Dominiko Waqaniburotu
    Team: 15-Kini Murimurivalu, 14-Josua Tuisova, 13-Waisea
Nayacalevu, 12-Lepani Botia, 11-Semi Radradra, 10-Ben Volavola,
9-Frank Lomani, 8-Peceli Yato, 7-Semi Kunatani, 6-Dominiko
Waqaniburotu, 5-Leone Nakarawa, 4-Tevita Cavubati, 3-Manasa
Saulo, 2-Samuel Matavesi, 1-Campese Ma'afu
    Replacements: 16-Tuvere Vugakoto, 17-Eroni Mawi, 18-Peni
Ravai, 19-Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 20-Viliame Mata, 21-Nikola
Matawalu, 22-Jale Vatubua, 23-Josh Matavesi.
    
    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
    Assistants: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Matthew Carley
(England)
    TMO: Graham Hughes (England)
    
    POOL D FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)
    GEORGIA
    Sept 23   Georgia 14-43 Wales      Toyota
    Sept 29   Georgia 33-7 Uruguay     Kumagaya
    Oct 11    v Australia              Fukuroi
    
    FIJI
    Sept 21   Fiji 21-39 Australia     Sapporo
    Sept 25   Fiji 27-30 Uruguay       Kamaishi
    Oct 9     v Wales                  Oita

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru)
  
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