Vasil Lobzhanidze rugby player
Vasil Lobzhanidze rugby player

Vasil Lobzhanidze

14th Oct 1996 1.75m/78kg Scrum Half

Vasil Lobzhanidze, born on October 14, 1996, is a Georgian rugby union player known for his position as a scrum-half. He currently plays for the French club CA Brive in the Top 14 and represents the Georgia national team.

Lobzhanidze gained significant attention on the global rugby stage during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he made history as the youngest player ever to appear in a World Cup match. This achievement showcased his talent and potential at a young age.

As a scrum-half, Lobzhanidze has developed into a skilled playmaker and an essential component of the teams he represents. In December 2015, he signed his first full professional contract with CA Brive in the prestigious Top 14 competition, beginning from the 2016-17 season.

He made his debut for Brive and went on to feature in six matches during his first season, accumulating a total playing time of 133 minutes. In his second season with the club, Lobzhanidze became a regular fixture in the squad, demonstrating his growing influence and abilities on the field.

In international rugby, Lobzhanidze has been a key figure for the Georgia national team, earning numerous caps and making significant contributions to their performances. He achieved his 25th cap for Georgia during the first game of the 2017 November Internationals against Canada.

On February 1, 2020, at the age of 23 years and 110 days, Lobzhanidze broke the record previously held by George North to become the youngest player ever to reach 50 Test caps. This remarkable milestone highlights his longevity and consistency at the international level.

With his exceptional skills, Lobzhanidze continues to excel as a scrum-half for both CA Brive and the Georgia national team, cementing his place as one of the top players in his position and making a lasting impact in the world of rugby.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Lobzhanidze has been named in the squad for Georgia.



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