Skipper Gorgodze calls time on Georgia career

Georgia rugby union captain Mamuka Gorgodze will not continue towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Georgia rugby union captain Mamuka Gorgodze has called time on his international career, the national federation announced on Thursday.

The 32-year-old flanker, who plays club rugby for French Top 14 side Toulon, will not continue towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

"We have the best fans in the world and I want to thank them for the love and support which they gave me during my career," Gorgodze said on Twitter.

Gorgodze won 71 caps for Georgia since 2003 and had competed in three World Cups 2007, 2011 and 2015.