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Tbilisi to host Junior Rugby World Trophy

Thursday, December 16
From May 24 until June 5, the Georgian rugby stadiums of Shevardeni and Avchala will host the junior Rugby World Trophy tournament. International Rugby Board authorities took this decision after visiting Georgia on November 18-19. The delegation got acquainted with the facilities Georgia could provide to the tournament and the delegation has approved the government plans and contributions towards organizing the event. Georgia will be hosting a tournament at this level for the first time. It is significant that the winner of this tournament will qualify for participation in the 2012 Junior World Championship in Italy. The Georgian Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs support the event. The Georgian Rugby Union is doing its best to make sure that the event runs successfully. The tournament will attract youth national teams from Georgia, Russia, Japan, US, Canada, Uruguay, Zimbabwe and Samoa.