Russia/Georgia - More than a rugby game
Every year, Georgia and Russia face up in the European Rugby Championship, a kind of alternative "6 Nations Championship". Georgia has won 20 of the 22 games they played against Russia, so the interest of this game is not really the suspense, but something else... Since many years the tension is very high between the two countries and furthermore after the 2008 war and the recognition of the independence of Abkhazia an South Ossetia by Russia. So every year, for Georgians, this game is much more than sport.
In march 2018 i followed the Georgian team a few days before this game, from the trainings in Tbilisi, to the celebration of the victory.
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