Dinamo Arena to host historic match between Georgian Rugby Team and French Barbarians on May 31
18 May, 2018
Dinamo Arena to host historic match between Georgian Rugby Team and French Barbarians on May 31
Georgian Rugby Team, nicknamed as The Lelos, will play against French Barbarians (The Barbarian Rugby Club) on May 31. The game will start at 20:00 (local time). The historic match will be held at the Dinamo Arena, the largest stadium of Georgia located in Tbilisi.
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Georgian Rugby Team, nicknamed as The Lelos, will play against French Barbarians (The Barbarian Rugby Club) on May 31


It is noteworthy that the match was organized on the basis of a cooperation memorandum between Georgia and France Rugby Union.
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French Barbarians (The Barbarian Rugby Club)

According to the President of the Georgian Rugby Union, Gocha Svanadze, Georgian rugby fans do not have an opportunity to attend their favorite team’s games in summer.
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Georgian Rugby Team (nicknamed The Lelos)

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“We wanted to devote this game to them, as a gift. French people supported our decision and subsequently , we will play against French Barbarians’ strong team on May 31” – Gocha Svanadze elaborated.

Bernard LaPorte, President of the French Rugby Union, expressed his respect toward Georgian rugby and spoke about the importance of the upcoming match:

"Georgia occupies an important place in international rugby and hence, the French Rugby Union has accepted the offer with great pleasure to hold this match. I know that these two incomparable teams respect and share same values , they love their profession and commit themselves to this type of sport. It does not matter how the game will end, they will still share respect and love between each other” - President of the French Rugby Union noted.
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Bernard LaPorte, President of the French Rugby Union, expressed his respect towards Georgian rugby

The Barbarian Rugby Club, more commonly known as the French Barbarians, is a rugby union team formed in 1979 in France.

It was founded as an amateur invitational team modeled on the Barbarian F.C.
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The Barbarian Rugby Club

From the start of the 2017–18 season, the French Barbarians claimed the title of second national team of the French Rugby Federation.

The French Barbarians play in sky, navy and royal blue hooped jerseys. As with the original Barbarians, players retain the socks from their "home" club strip.

One of the most recent matches was against the Argentina national team (Los Pumas) in early 2007, as part of their preparation for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
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It is one of the strongest squad in the world

While in 2008 they beat Canada in Victoria. They played with Argentina at Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires on 20 June 2009 as part of the mid-year test series, and lost 32–18.

They do have one of the strongest squad in the world. In 2016 the French Barbarians defeated Australia XV by 19–11 in their first match against an Australian side for over twenty years. And in late 2017 they beat the Māori All Blacks 19–15 in the Autumn internationals, which was the first time playing that side.
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Historic game between French Barbarians and Georgian Rugby Team (The Lelos) will be held on May 31 at Georgia’s Dinamo Arena



As a reminder, the first, historic game between French Barbarians and Georgian Rugby Team (The Lelos) will be held on May 31 at Georgia’s Dinamo Arena.
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Georgian National Rugby Team claimed a great victory over Romania in 2018 Rugby Europe Championship

It is noteworthy that this year Georgian National Team gained a victory of historic importance in Rugby Europe Championship. Georgian National Rugby Team claimed a great victory over Romania in 2018 Rugby Europe Championship in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. Georgian National Team defeated its rival with the score of 25:16 at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi.
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This year Georgian National Team gained a victory of historic importance in Rugby Europe Championship

It is noteworthy that this year Georgian Rugby Team has claimed 10 victories in The Rugby Europe Championship so far. The Lelos became champions and as a result of the victory over Romania, Georgian team has gained back the Anthim the Iberian Cup.

Georgia is one of the world's fastest growing rugby nations. The Lelos participate in the Rugby Europe Championship, winning the tournament in 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 seasons.
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Georgia is one of the world's fastest growing rugby nations

Rugby is one of the most popular and favorite sports in Georgia. The national team qualified for the Rugby World Cup four times, first in 2003 – playing against rugby powers such as England and South Africa. The Lelos recorded their first ever World Cup win in 2007 Rugby World Cup, where they beat Namibia 30–0. As of 6 February 2017, Georgia are ranked 12th in the world by World Rugby. Since 2013, Georgia has hosted the World Rugby Tbilisi Cup.
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Rugby is one of the most popular and favorite sports in Georgia

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