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Georgia back on track with win; Uruguay back to earth

by Ace Damon
Georgia back on track with win; Uruguay back to earth

KUMAGAYA, Japan (AP) – Jaba Bregvadze encouraged fans from Georgia and Japan when he made an attempt and mounted another with a chip kick to lead his team in a 33-7 win over Uruguay in a World Cup Pool D game. Rugby World on Sunday.

Uruguay came from a frustrated victory over Fiji on Wednesday and lacked the energy to match Georgia's fitness, which was revised after an initial loss to Wales.

32-year-old Bregvadze, who plays for Sunwolves at Japan-based Super Rugby and led his national team for the first time, secured a bonus point with Georgia's fourth attempt when he dived in front of a maul on 52 minutes . .

Georgia had nothing in attack six minutes later when the veteran prostitute, notably one of a ruck, decided to move forward and arrested Uruguayan Rodrigo Silva on the tryline, allowing center Giorgi Kveseladze the easiest attempt.

From 12 to 7 at halftime, Georgia made three attempts and took 33 to 7 before the time mark.

Georgians will have to quickly regroup for a crucial game against Fiji on Thursday, while Uruguay are given two more days off before facing double champions Australia.

Uruguay ended up with a man after substitute substitute Facundo Gattas was sent off after receiving a yellow card for two minutes.

Georgia scored attempts with left-back Alexander Todua and number 8 Otari Giorgadze in the first half hour and appeared to be about to take control of the game before Uruguay teamed up with an attempt against the 33rd race.

Todua scored well in the ninth after two short passes and, after a short water break on the 20th due to humidity in Kumagaya, the Georgians finally converted scrum dominance to points on the 30th, after refusing to give several. kicks in the goal of the easy kick range.

Giorgadze picked up the base of a five-yard scrum shortly before spinning too far and tapped over a defender to score near the goalposts. Tedo Abzhandadze converted the 12-0.

Uruguay took advantage of a lapse in defense of the Georgians, allowing center Andres Vilaseca to cross after receiving a strong internal ball from Rodrigo Silva.

Felipe Berchesi converted and had a chance to narrow the gap further, but missed a penalty attempt late in the semester and Georgia led 12-7 at halftime.

Further underscoring Georgia's lead in the squad, the kick Levan Chilachava advanced three minutes after the break to complete a simple move on the shorter side.

Bregvadze also scored closely, cheering the crowd with his chip kick that resulted in points, but may not receive the blessing of his coach.


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