The case for Georgia’s inclusion in the Six Nations, whether via a play-off against the bottom team or as part of an extended championship, is becoming increasingly difficult to refute.
Currently ranked 12 in the World Rugby standings (2 places above Italy and only 4 behind Scotland), Georgia have won every Six Nations 'B' tournament since 2011 and lead this year’s championship with 2 wins from 2.
The Six Nations remains an anachronistic closed shop, however, leaving Georgia starved of regular fixtures against Tier 1 nations.
To international rugby’s shame, it took years before Argentina were allowed to eat from the top table. The same fate should not be allowed to befall the Georgians.