Coach Haig wants Georgia to join Six Nations


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Autumn internationals: Wales v Georgia
Date: Saturday, 18 November Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
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Before facing Wales for the first time, Georgia coach Milton Haig hopes a spot in a revamped Six Nations is the next step for his adopted nation.

A few years ago that might have seemed a fanciful suggestion, but Georgia – in 12th – are now a place ahead of Italy in the World Rugby rankings.

Heading to Wales after a 54-22 thrashing of Canada, Georgia hope to earn a seat at rugby’s top table.

“The Six Nations is what we need,” He told BBC Sport Wales in Tbilisi.

“We have talked about it for three years, it is what we need to improve our game.

“But also geographically, it is the place we naturally fit. So we are just hoping we get that opportunity one day and I know the new CEO of the RFU [Steve Brown] has said they want to be open-minded