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Both Georgians leaving
« on: June 11, 2021, 03:59:11 PM »
https://www.wasps.co.uk/news/georgian-pair-to-leave-wasps-at-the-end-of-the-season/

Wasps can today confirm that Lasha Jaiani and Zurabi Zhvania will be leaving the Club at the end of the season.

Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: ďI would like to thank Lasha and Zurabi for all his effort during their time at the club, we would like to wish them all the best for the future.Ē

Jaiani added: ďIíve enjoyed my time at Wasps. Itís been a good experience and I want to wish the Team the very best for the future.Ē

So ends speculation on other threads re ZZ.
Shame about Jaiani, did he play in the u23s game or did he only train?

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 04:03:41 PM »
Well that comes as a surprise.

Kills off the comments elsewhere that ZZ was here for another season.

Thought our young lock was progressing well.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 04:05:46 PM »
Thought our young lock was progressing well.

Did he get a game? All very odd. More recruits needed.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 04:08:13 PM »
From what I can gather ZZ did have another year but was told we would not stand in his way if he wanted to leave. It does make me wonder what the plan is as it potentially leaves us short of cover at Loosehead with Chesty off as well. I do suspect the club have a plan though and we will be fully stocked next season.

Surprised about Lasha leaving however. I know there were high hopes for him.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 04:08:34 PM »
Thought our young lock was progressing well.

Did he get a game? All very odd. More recruits needed.

Only in the U23 friendly against Irish.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 04:13:40 PM »
Thought our young lock was progressing well.

Did he get a game? All very odd. More recruits needed.

Only in the U23 friendly against Irish.

Also didn't miss any of the Euro Championship Georgian matches - to my mind he played well. So he was away for a chunk of his time with us but keeping fit.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 04:14:57 PM »
Yes. Shame he isn't staying as the learning opportunities of two matches against the Springboks will only boost his development.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 04:21:38 PM »
Jaiani perhaps just wasnít cutting it.
Yes heís playing for Georgia but aside from that I believe the highest level heís played is uni BUCS rugby.
Worth a punt but possibly Just didnít pan out as hoped.
Maybe heís got a better offer elsewhere, who knows
Plus thatís two Ďoverseasí players gone too
Blackett said he was looking for a front line lock and another squad lock so this may have been expected a while ago.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2021, 04:35:22 PM by JonnyD »

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 04:26:50 PM »
Yes. Shame he isn't staying as the learning opportunities of two matches against the Springboks will only boost his development.

Especially with both Launch and TV3 injured for a good chunk of next season. Incomer(s) needed.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 04:41:44 PM »
Still have my hopes up for Fifita coming, out of favour with NZ for a while and heís been left out by the Canes again this week and is back playing club rugby for Wellington. 🤞

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 06:41:39 PM »
No comment from ZZ - feels like he's had no involvement with the squad/training at all for a little while

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 08:59:05 PM »
Still have my hopes up for Fifita coming, out of favour with NZ for a while and heís been left out by the Canes again this week and is back playing club rugby for Wellington. 🤞

I agree. He's a great carrier and monstrous on the field. If he did arrive I'd hope to develop him into and all rounder. But I'm not sure it will happen.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2021, 12:05:25 AM »
All a bit odd. Bottom line is we now need a new second row and an academy product at LH.

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Re: Both Georgians leaving
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 09:56:33 PM »
Zhvania just spotted on Vailanuís Instagram so unless Vailanu is on holiday visiting him Iíd assume heís still in the country. Wonder if weíll ever hear more about what happened there.

Perhaps a move to Worcester on the cards?