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International Rugby: Georgia v Scotland Preview

International Rugby: Georgia v Scotland Preview

Scotland will be looking to build on their narrow victory over the French when they take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday the 31st of August.


European minnows Georgia will be looking for a good showing against a hit-and-miss Scottish side when the two teams square off in the Georgian capital. The hosts have a rather busy week coming up as they get their World Cup preparations underway with a clash against the Southern Kings on Tuesday evening before taking on the 'Scots five days later.

Georgia v Scotland
Saturday 31 August
Dinamo Arena


To Win (80 Mins)
Georgia 15/4
Draw 20/1
Scotland 1/5


Handicap
Georgia (+10.5) 9/10
Scotland (-10.5) 9/10


Georgia
Make no mistake about it, this is a massive game for the Georgians. While it is crucial for their build-up to the World Cup, it also gives them a chance to showcase that they can compete against a Six Nations side - the Georgians have been begging to be included in the top European international competition for many years.

The hosts are likely to field a full-strength side for this one with their fringe players likely to play against the Kings on Tuesday. They will look to their strong forward pack to lay the foundation for their backline, who are far more exciting than previous sets of Georgian backs.

Scotland
The visitors come into this one off the back of a hard-fought17-14 victory over the French at Murrayfield. The win came a week after they were hammered 32-3 by the same opponents out on the French Riviera.

While Gregor Townsend's side will be very pleased with that victory, they were still lacking fluidity with their talented backline failing to fire yet again. They will be hoping for a far more polished performance against the Georgians this coming Saturday.

Verdict: Georgia (+10.5) 9/10
The two sides have only ever met twice and never in Georgia. Scotland won both fixtures racking up 58 points while conceding 24. 

I think the Georgians could actually give the 'Scots a run here, so I'll be having a decent crack on the plus line.  

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