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Harley wary of challenge to Scots posed by much-improved Georgia

Published 26/11/2016

Glasgow flanker Rob Harley
Glasgow flanker Rob Harley

Rob Harley says nobody should be surprised if Georgia shoot down Scotland today because they are gunning for the world's top nations.

The Glasgow flanker thinks the Lelos have made major strides in recent years.

Under Kiwi head coach Milton Haig, the Georgians have climbed to twelfth place in the World Rugby rankings and have beaten Tonga, Fiji and Samoa already this year.

Beating Scotland when the teams meet at Kilmarnock would represent their biggest scalp to date but Harley is in no doubt about their qualities.

He said: "Looking at the way they are playing they are showing a lot of form and had a good result against Samoa last week.

"Would it be an upset of they were to win on Saturday? I'm sure they're pushing for this kind of result.

"If you look at their recent run of games, they're playing good rugby so it's a good challenge for us and we're looking forward to having that challenge.

"We looked at Georgia and they're a very good team. They've got a lot of strengths, notably up front in the scrum and their maul, and when they bring big runners round the corner they're very dangerous. It's going to be a big challenge for us."

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