Georgia 33-7 Uruguay, Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
Georgia managed to open their account in the ongoing Rugby World Cup as they eased past Uruguay with a 33-7 victory at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Saturday.
Georgia now hold the third place in Pool D while Uruguay, who defeated Fiji in the opening round are at the fourth place.
Georgia launched an attack early in the game and as a reward they got their opening try through Sandro Todua. Both the teams struggled to score a point in the next 20 minutes and the breakthrough finally came in the 30th minute when Otari Giorgadze crossed over that was improved by Tedo Abzhandadze taking the scoreline 12-0.
Uruguay finally opened their account in the 33rd minute after Rodrigo Silva breached past opponent's defence and made an inside pass to Andres Vilaseca as he touched down taking the scoreline 12-7 before the break.
Georgia were quick to get off the block in the second half with a powerful drive from Otari Giorgadze set Levan Chilachava over the line in the 43rd minute that was improved by Tedo Abzhandadze. They soon claimed the bonus point with their fourth try coming from Jaba Bregvadze in the 53rd minute.
There was no looking back for Georgia as their fifth try came through Giorgi Kveseladze in the 58th minute and Abzhandadze's conversion ensured they raised their lead to 33-7. The final quarter saw Uruguay's problem compounded with Facundo Gattas red-carded as Georgia completed a 26 point victory.
"We've worked so hard over the last four months, even four years..."— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) 29 September 2019
Head coach Milton Haig credits his side after @GeorgianRugby beat Uruguay to get their first win at #RWC2019#GEOvURU pic.twitter.com/JY1JcocFoI
Congratulations to @Mastercard Player of the Match Otari Giorgadze who clocked up some huge stats during #GEOvURU— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) 29 September 2019
19 carries (#1)
81 metres (#1)
4 defenders beaten
1 clean break
1 try#StartSomethingPriceless #POTM #RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/4RmQBGooGP