Tornike Jalagonia rugby player
Tornike Jalagonia rugby player

Tornike Jalagonia

12th Dec 1998 1.88m/105kg Blindside Flanker

Tornike Jalaghonia, born on 12 December 1998, is a Georgian Rugby Union player who excels in the position of flanker. He currently plays for Biarritz in the Rugby Pro D2.

Jalaghonia's rugby journey began at RC Jiki, where he honed his skills and demonstrated his potential. In the summer of 2018, he was recruited by Olympic Biarritz, a significant move that marked the next phase of his career. Initially, he spent two seasons playing for the Espoirs team, gaining valuable experience and development opportunities.

In October 2020, Jalaghonia achieved a significant milestone when he made his first appearance for the Biarritz first team in a match against Carcassonne. This opportunity showcased his progress and commitment to the sport.

On the international stage, Jalaghonia represented Georgia in the 2017 and 2018 Junior World Cups as a member of the Georgia U20 squad. He participated in a total of five matches in each edition, demonstrating his talent and contributing to the team's performance.

In March 2020, Jalaghonia received his first senior international call-up and made his debut for the Georgia national team in a match against Portugal. He continued to impress and was subsequently selected to compete in the Autumn Nations Cup, a testament to his abilities and potential.

Jalaghonia's first international try came against Portugal at Rugby Europe 2021, showcasing his impact and contribution to the team's success. With his formidable playing style and determination, Jalaghonia is poised to make further strides in his career, both with Biarritz and the Georgian national team.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Jalagonia has been named in the squad for Georgia.



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Blindside Flanker
2019 - present
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Blindside Flanker
2020 - present
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Blindside Flanker
2017 - 2018