GEORGIA

Lowdown
Scotland might not have a Scottish coach these days but Georgia do in Richie Dixon, who coached his homeland in the 1990s before being sacked by Murrayfield chiefs – making for a clash between the two teams laced with subplots. Dixon leads the former Soviet state into their third successive World Cup, although they are yet to make it past the pool stage. Much of the former Scotland B player’s squad have forged their club careers in France, including lock Mamuka Gorgodze, who was recently voted best overseas player across the Channel.

Key matches
v Scotland, 14 September, 8:30am
v Romania, 28 September, 7:30am