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The Six Nations is what we need - Georgian coach

Passionate Georgian fans

Rapidly improving Georgia’s Kiwi coach Milton Haig has once again raised the question of whether the Lelos should be included into an expanded Six Nations competition.

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Speaking to BBC Wales, Haig said:

“The Six Nations is what we need. We have talked about it for three years, it is what we need to improve our game.

So we are just hoping we get that opportunity one day and I know the new CEO of the RFU [Steve Brown] has said they want to be open minded, which is absolutely fantastic.”

The comments come off the back of an impressive 54-22 victory over Canada in Tblisi over the weekend, as well as a lift in the world rankings that sees Georgia ahead of Italy for the first time.

The nation also hosted a successful World Under-20’s Championship earlier this year, with one of the tries scored by the home team making into consideration for World Rugby’s try of the year.

However, guaranteed entry into the Six Nations isn’t about to happen overnight.

“I am not sure on the logistics, it depends on the six partners already involved, but you could imagine it would be part of an expansion to the Six Nations, rather than promotion and relegation.” Haig said.

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“Whichever way it is, if we get the opportunity, we will take it with both hands.”

Georgia play Wales this weekend at Principality Stadium, which will again be an opportunity to showcase their credentials for a higher competition.

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