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30.12.11 - 12.01.12


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Rugby Team “Armia” Successful Debut

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The ongoing year turned up to be quite successful for Defence Ministry rugby team “Armia”. Thus, the team is newly created “Armia” finished its debut season with big achievements and showed the best results within the ongoing championships. “Armia” players gained all Champion titles.

“Armia” - the Super League Winner

Within the Super League tournament Defence Ministry rugby team “Armia’ became a Champion of Georgia. On November 5, in the Final match “Armia” played against “Aia” Kutaisi. The match was quite interesting and tense. In the first period Kutaisi rugby team had noticeable advantage but in the second period “Armia” mobilized itself and finished the game in its favor by the score 29:22. From the “Armia” team two tries were grounded by Giorgi Tkhilaishvili and Giga Gagoshvili.

“Armia” – the Georgian Cup Holder

After gaining the title of Super League Champion, Georgian Defence Rugby team “Armia” made a double and became the Georgian Cup winner on November 26.  The last match of the ongoing season between “Armia” and “Kochebi” was held on “Avchala” stadium. The entire game went on with the superiority of “Armia” players. They grounded two balls against the rival team. The Final match ended with the victory of “Armia” by the score 26:16.

“Armia” – Winner of Seven-man Rugby

Defence Ministry Rugby club “Armia” became a Champion of Georgia in Seven-man rugby on December 4. The third round of the championship in seven-man rugby was going on at the “Shevardeni Training base” during two days. The first day of the Georgian Championship went on in favor of “Armia”. Defence Ministry Rugby team beat “TBC” by the score 53:0, “Devebi” 64:0, “Batumi” 47:0. After the third round “Armia” became a semi-finalist. In the semi-final, Defence Ministry Rugby team gained victory over “Lokomotivi” by the score 19:5. In the final match of the ongoing tour “Armia” played versus “Batumi”. A very interesting match was won by “Armia” players by the score 43:0. The best player of the Championship was named “Armia” player Giorgi Shkinini. But a member of “Armia” team Aleksandre Tuchashvili grounded the most balls.

Rugby team “Armia” made its debut on the 27the of March and achieved a convincing victory in the first phase of the Georgian Rugby Championship. The tournament with participation of 16 teams was held in Tbilisi at the rugby stadium “Shevardeni” on the 26-27th of March. “Armia” players beat the rugby team of Kutaisi “Aia” with the score 19:14 and gained the title of the “Spring Champion”.

The rugby team “Armia” was established under the support of Defence Ministry of Georgia. The head coach of the team is a veteran rugby player Nikoloz Chavchavadze.


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