Sixth straight Euro title for Georgia

Date published: March 20 2016

Georgia continued their run of dominance in the European Nations Cup by thrashing Romania 38-9 to lift the title.

The Lelos outscored their close rivals by six tries to none in a superb display at Tbilisi’s Dinamo Arena in front of 50,000 fans.

Georgia finished the tournament unbeaten with five wins out of five, following on from their third-placed finish in their pool at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they defeated Tonga and Namibia.

Brive prop Anton Peikrisvili scored two tries for the hosts as he was joined on the scoresheet by wingers Sandro Todua and Ghiorghi Pruidze, along with Ghiorghi Nemsadze and Jaba Bregvadze.

Merab Kvirikasvili added three conversions along with one Lasa Malaguradze to build up a huge points total.

Romania's only points came from the boot of Florin Vlaicu.

The scorers:

For Georgia: 
Tries: Peikrisvili 2, Todua, Pruidze, Nemsadze, Bregvadze
Cons: Kvirikasvili 3, Malaguradze

For Romania: 
Pens: Vlaicu 3

Georgia: 15 Merab Kvirikasvili, 14 Ghiorghi Pruidze, 13 David Kacearava, 12 Tamaz Mcedlidze, 11 Sandro Todua, 10 Lasa Hmaladze, 9 Vasil Lobjanidze, 8 Beka Gorgadze, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze, 6 Salva Sutiasvili (c), 5 Ghiorghi Nemsadze, 4 Ghiorghi Shaidze, 3 Anton Peikrisvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mihail Nariasvili
Replacements: 16 Siva Mamukasvili, 17 Kaha Aseisvili, 18 Levan Cilaceava, 19 Kote Mikautadze, 20 Lasa Lomidze, 21 Ghiorghi Begadze, 22 Lasa Malaguradze, 23 Ghiorghi Aptiauri

Romania: 15 Ionut Botezatu, 14 Florin Ionita, 13 Paula Kinikinilau, 12 Florin Vlaicu, 11 Adrian Apostol, 10 Jody Rose, 9 Valentin Calafeteanu, 8 Andrei Gorcioaia, 7 Viorel Lucaci, 6 Stelian Burcea (c), 5 Johan van Heerden, 4 Valentin Popârlan, 3 Paul Rusu, 2 Eugen Capatana, 1 Constantin Pristavita
Replacements: 16 Andrei Radoi, 17 Mihai Dico, 18 Cosmin Manole, 19 Marius Antonescu, 20 Vlad Nistor, 21 Tudorel Bratu, 22 Ovidiu Melniciuc, 23 Marian Ispir