Georgia enters partnership with SA Rugby

Georgia have announced an official partnership for the next 11 years with SA Rugby, which includes a Georgian team to apparently participate in the Currie Cup next year.

As part of the agreement, various work will also be conducted together on Academy projects, and further age-grade level fixtures.

The contract includes the following:

  • ‘A Georgian Rugby Union franchise will take part in the Currie Cup tournament organised by the South African Rugby Union from 1 January, 2020
  • ‘Consists of a close liaison between the Rugby Academies of South Africa and Georgia;
  • ‘Cooperation will be established between the South African and Georgian national teams (National, Georgia XV, Sevens, various age-groups), which implies joint training and games;
  • ‘With the help of the South African Rugby Union, Georgian coaches, referees, managers and other rugby specialists will be provided with qualification training;
  • ‘Rugby unions of both countries will promote the development of cooperative relations between the aforementioned South African clubs;
  • ‘Joint tournaments will be organized in both South Africa and Georgia’

The agreement was said to have been signed by SA Rugby president Mark Alexander, and Gocha Svanidze, President of the Rugby Union of Georgia.

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