Georgia and Romania U20s are to participate against the best young sides in Europe from May 2018.
The Georgians held the very successful U20 World Championship this year, which saw New Zealand triumph against England in the final.
— Georgian Rugby Union (@GeorgianRugby) July 11, 2017
Chairman of World Rugby Bill Beaumont sent a letter to Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in which he thanked the Government of Georgia and the country’s rugby leadership for ensuring “top class” under 20 Championship.
In the letter Beaumont stressed that the World Rugby had no doubts over a high-level hosting of the event, but what really happened “exceeded all expectations.”
“I can confidently say that the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship will live long in the memories of the players, their families and the many officials and supporters who travelled to Georgia and experienced the outstanding rugby,” he said.
Beaumont stressed then that Georgian rugby would have a strong support from the World Rugby Union, and that has obviously played a major part in the Lelos, along with Romania, being given a better opportunity to develop their young players.
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