After moving to Clermont in 2004, he soon became an important member of both the Clermont and Georgia side.
He played in all four of the consecutive Top 14 finals Clermont reached between 2007 and 2010, he scored a try in the 2008 Top 14 final against Toulouse and in 2010 became the first Georgian player to win the Top 14, and represented Georgia in both the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
After 262 appearances for Clermont in October 2016, the experienced tighthead prop put pen to paper on a new contract with the Top 14 side.
|2004 - present|
|2004 - 2016|