Sep 9, 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 has started

New Zealand, Eden Park - Rugby World Cup 2011 starts in New Zealand - world`s twenty strongest teams will fight for the champion`s title in the tournament - Georgian rugby players are among them.

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected New Zealand as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa at a meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005.

Georgians will play Scotland`s team trained by Richie Dixon on September 14th.

The first match is underway on the Eden Park Stadium currently - the national team of the host country plays vs. Tonga today.

The Georgia national rugby union team represents Georgia in rugby union. The team's nickname, The Lelos, comes from lelo burti, a traditional Georgian sport with strong similarities to rugby. Lelo has been adopted as the Georgian word for "try" (the highest-valued score in rugby). One standard cheer of Georgian rugby union fans is Lelo, Lelo, Sakartvelo (Try, Try, Georgia).