Georgia pick up historic victory over Wales in Cardiff


Last Updated: 19/11/22 3:09pm

A fantastic display by Georgia saw Les Lelos pick up a historic Test win over Wales in Cardiff A fantastic display by Georgia saw Les Lelos pick up a historic Test win over Wales in Cardiff

A fantastic display by Georgia saw Les Lelos pick up a historic Test win over Wales in Cardiff

Georgia picked up a historic Test victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as 21-year-old Luka Matkava kicked the winning penalty with two minutes to go.

A pair of tries from flanker Jac Morgan, only one of which was converted by Rhys Priestland, was all Wales could muster, as the hosts also lost wing Alex Cuthbert to a sin-binning and failed to score a point in the second half.

Wales 12-13 Georgia – Score summary

Wales – Tries: Morgan (20, 24). Cons: Priestland (21). Yellow card: Cuthbert (51)

Georgia – Tries: Todua (59). Cons: Abzhandadze (60). Pens: Abzhandadze (3), Matkava (78).

Indeed, Georgia fly-half Tedo Abzhandadze missed a penalty chance for the lead with 15 minutes to go, after wing Alexander Todua – on the occasion of his 100th cap, scored to reduce the Wales lead to just two points.

The Georgian scrum overtook the remainder of the contest, though, producing one final penalty chance to claim a dramatic, historic and thoroughly deserved victory.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Wayne Pivac’s Wales next host Australia at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, November 26, in a 3.15pm (GMT) kick-off for the last of their four autumn internationals this Test window.

Levan Maisashvili’s Georgia had only one Test arranged in the northern hemisphere this autumn, and so victory over Wales rounds off their schedule.

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