Georgia job for Graham Rowntree

Date published: September 25 2018

Former England and British & Irish Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree has been appointed to the same role with Georgia’s national team.

Rowntree, who left Harlequins due to “personal reasons” before 2018/19, will take on the job up to and including the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The 47-year-old featured in two Rugby World Cups for England and was a mainstay at loosehead prop for Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.

Rowntree’s coaching career to date includes jobs with Tigers, England under Stuart Lancaster, British & Irish Lions and most recently Quins.

Georgia have been drawn alongside Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay in Pool D of 2019’s Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted by Japan.