Georgia and Russia have both qualified for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012 by virtue of finishing first and second respectively in the FIRA-AER U19 European Championship 2011.
Georgia, hosts of the JWRT 2011, defeated Russia 20-12 in the final of the tournament, having trailed 6-3 at the break. Two second-half tries, both converted, laid the platform for Georgia’s comeback.
Zimbabwe, Chile and Japan have already booked their places at JWRT 2012 after winning qualifying tournaments within their regions.
Georgia finished third in the JWRT 2011, whilst Russia finished sixth.