Georgia Scheduled to Participate in the Eight-team Rugby Tournament

“Georgia are being lined up to replace Japan as one of Scotland's opponents in an eight-team tournament this autumn,” BBC reports in the article by BBC Scotland's Tom English.

Instead of the Six Nations rugby tournament, which includes grand European teams, an eight-team contest will be held, which would originally include Japan and Fiji, as the only non-European teams.

Japan have categorically decided against taking part in this autumn's Eight-Nations tournament, due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources told AFP.

“Scotland had originally penciled in a warm-up match against the Georgians at Murrayfield on 24 October,” writes Tom English of BBC. The match which was supposed to be a warm-up for Scotland will be given an official status and will take place as Georgia being full legitimate competitors.  

The Eight-Nations tournament is scheduled to be held on four consecutive weekends from 14 November to 5 December.

Source: BBC

31 August 2020 16:39