Six Nations
Mamuka Gorgodze: Georgia not ready for Six Nations yet
ESPN Staff
March 30, 2016
Mamuka Gorgodze looks on after Georgia's World Cup clash against the All Blacks
Mamuka Gorgodze looks on after Georgia's World Cup clash against the All Blacks© Richard Heathcote - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images

Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze has hit back at Sergio Parisse's argument to keep Italy inside a closed Six Nations -- but admitted Georgia are not yet ready to play in the tournament.

Italy captain Parisse hit back at questions over the Azzurri's place in the championship, despite Jacques Brunel's side finishing this year's edition with five defeats from five games.

That prompted talk of introducing promotion and relegation into the Six Nations and the possible inclusion of Georgia and Romania.

"What Parisse said about [promotion/relegation] was not good," Gorgodze is quoted as saying by French website Rugby Rama. "It's not for him to say that one team should be in one place and another team elsewhere. His job is to play on the field and not to talk to the press off it.

"What I can tell you is that Georgia would never lose by 70 points to Wales. For me, and I repeat it, Georgia aren't ready to play in the Six Nations.

"But were we to develop for 17 years at that level, I'm sure we'd progress at least as quickly as Italy."

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