Georgia change 10 for Namibia

Date published: October 5 2015

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Georgia have made 10 changes for their final World Cup clash against Namibia as they look to seal a place at the 2019 tournament.

Mamuka Gorgodze is the only survivor from the pack that went down 43-10 to New Zealand in Cardiff on Friday as Georgia deal with a quick turnaround.

Wednesday's clash at Sandy Park will be their final game of the tournament, and a win would guarantee them third spot in Pool C, and a place at the next World Cup in Japan.

As a result Milton Haig has gone with a full-strength side, with Gorgodze shifting to number eight, and Clermont's Viktor Kolelshvili slotting into the back row.

An experienced front row features Mikheil Nariashvili, Jaba Bregvadze and Davit Zirakashvili, while elsewhere the prolific Merab Kvirikashvili starts at full-back and youngster Vasil Lobzhanidze comes in at scrum-half.

Georgia have never won two matches in a World Cup before, but take on a Namibian side still seeking their first-ever win in the tournament.

Georgia: 15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Alexander Todua, 10 Lasha Malaguradze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c), 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5 Konstantin Mikautadze, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili. 
Replacements: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Karlen Asieshvili, 18 Anton Peikrishvili, 19 Levan Datunashvili, 20 Lasha Lomidze, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 23 Beka Tsiklauri

Date: Wednesday, September 19
Venue: Sandy Park, Exeter
Kick-off: 20:00 local 
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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