Georgia take positives from big loss

Date published: September 26 2015

Georgia boss Milton Haig insisted there were positives for his side to take away from their heavy loss to Argentina at Kingsholm.

The Lelos couldn't back up their win over Tonga last weekend, eventually losing 54-9.

"There are plenty [of positives] to take away. Certainly that first half was very positive and we were still in the game," Haig said.

"We kicked the ball and managed to hold on to it for a few phases in the second half but the game was done and dusted. We won’t have too much to lift these boys because we play the All Blacks next weekend."

"I’m pretty proud of how we played in the first half, and patches in the second half but we came up against a team that were desperate to win today and they’re a quality side."

Life doesn't get any easier for Georgia with their next fixture being against world champions New Zealand in Cardiff.

Haig though knows his players won't need any extra motivation as they face the All Blacks for the first time.

"Next week we play the world champions and the best team in the world and that’s something we’ve never done," he added.

"It won’t take much to motivate the boys for that, because it’s the pinnacle of every player’s career to play them at the World Cup so we have plenty to look forward to."