Bradley steers Georgia through campaign

Former Connacht and Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley has led Georgia through their qualification campaign for the 2015 World Cup.

The Cork man, who played scrum half for Ireland and is assistant head coach with the Georgian side, oversaw the countries 36-10 defeat of Russia in a tense derby in front of a massive crowd in Tbilisi. Georgia, along with Romania, now have an unassailable lead in the FIRA-AER European Nations Cup Division 1A and have set their sights on securing the prestigious Europe 1 place at England 2015. The team that finishes top of the ENC table will take the Europe 1 place in Pool C alongside champions New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga and Africa 1.

The runner-up will join Pool D as Europe 2 where they will face France, Ireland, Italy and Canada. The two teams meet on March 15 in Tbilisi when, barring any slip-ups in the meantime, Europe 1 and 2 will be determined.


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