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Georgia cruise to first victory

Georgia picked up their first win of the World Cup with a comfortable 25-9 victory over Romania in a Pool B basement battle in Palmerston North.

Outstanding flanker Mamuka Gorgodze grabbed the only try of the game for Georgia as fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili added the conversion and five penalties, with replacement Malkhaz Urjukashvili also contributing a three-pointer.

Dan Dumbrava (2) and Florin Vaicu kicked Romania’s three penalties but they will end the tournament winless after losing four from four.