Georgia overcame a shock to better battling Namibia during Exeter and all nonetheless book their place during a 2019 World Cup.
Namibia led during half-time in a World Cup diversion for a initial time after dual penalties by Theuns Kotze.
Georgia were guilty of too many doing errors in a initial half that lasted 68 mins in genuine time.
However, they scored dual tries after a mangle by Mamuka Gorgodze and Lasha Malaguradze to assistance sign feat before Kotze went over for Namibia.
While that try warranted a Africans their initial ever World Cup point, a outcome rises Georgia, who have 8 points, above Tonga into third place in Pool C.
Georgia have finished their programme, while Tonga, who are dual points behind, finish their report opposite universe champions New Zealand in Newcastle on Friday.
They contingency now kick a All Blacks – an dissapoint to opposition
progressing in a contest – to repudiate Georgia an involuntary place in Japan in 4 years’ time.
Georgia possess misfortune enemies
Georgia distinguished during a final alarm as nonetheless they had won a tournament, nonetheless it was some-more out of service than anything else.
In further to roughly positively engagement their place in Japan, a outcome means they have won dual games during a World Cup for a initial time.
Milton Haig’s group were shaken from a start and done an startling series of errors before Gorgodze staid them down with a initial try.
They were dangerous on a flanks nonetheless spilled too many balls and their mistakes helped keep Namibia in a game.
Namibia, a lowest ranked side during a tournament, were personification for pride.
Yet they were forward by a foot of Kotze inside dual mins and found themselves in unknown domain with a 6-0 interlude lead.
The Africans constructed a dauntless defensive arrangement nonetheless 3 yellow cards – Raoul Larson, Johannes Coetzee and Renaldo Bothma all went to a sin-bin – did not assistance their cause.
There was exultation among their support when a considerable Kotze went over in a shutting stages to set adult a grandstand finish – and acquire Namibia a ancestral losing reward indicate for finishing within 7 – nonetheless Georgia hold on to make story of their own.
Stats we need to know
- Georgia are nonetheless to skip a acclimatisation in their Rugby World Cup history, converting all 14 tries they have scored in a competition.
- Theuns Kotze scored 16 points for Namibia apropos their tip indicate scorer in Test rugby (340); his 31 points during this contest is also a many by a Namibia actor in a World Cup campaign.
Botha; Philander, D outpost Wyk, de la Harpe, R outpost Wyk; Kotze, Jantjies; Redelinghuys, outpost Jaarsveld, Larson, outpost Lill, Uanivi, Burger, du Plessis, Bothma.
Smit for D outpost Wyk (28), Tromp for de la Harpe (76), Stevens for Jantjies (67), Engels for Redelinghuys (59), Coetzee for Larson (59), Kitshoff for Burger (10), Conradie for du Plessis (59), outpost der Westhuizen for Coetzee (71).
Larson (40), Coetzee (40), Bothma (51).
Kvirikashvili; Mchedlidze, Kacharava, Sharikadze, Todua; Malaguradze, Lobzhanidze; Nariashvili, Bregvadze, Zirakashvili, Nemsadze, Mikautadze, Tkhilaishvili, Kolelishvili, Gorgodze.
Tsiklauri for Kvirikashvili (75), Aptsiauri for Mchedlidze (43), Begadze for Lobzhanidze (65), Asieshvili for Nariashvili (35), Mamukashvilli for Bregvadze (56), Datunashvili for Mikautadze (56), Lomidze for Kolelishvili (41).
George Clancy (Ireland)