Rugby World Cup: Scot Dixon '100% behind Georgia'
Rugby World Cup 2011
- Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
- Wednesday 14 September
- 0830 BST/ 1930 NZ
- Scores and reports on BBC website plus live text commentaries on all home nations matches; updates on BBC Radio 5 live; watch live on ITV1/ITV4, live commentary on TalkSport radio
Georgia coach Richie Dixon remains a patriotic Scot but is determined to beat his countrymen in Wednesday's Pool B match in Invercargill.
Dixon has named his XV for Georgia's opening fixture, with Irakli Abuseridze captaining the side.
"In today's professional world, you can't change your heart," said Dixon. "I'm a Scottish boy but, when I'm with the Georgian boys, I'm 100% with them.
"Genetically, they are made for rugby. They are warrior-type players."
The Scots struggled against Romania on Saturday but Dixon expects a strong showing from Andy Robinson's men.
"I believe Andy and his boys will take that as a wake-up call and they will target us as a team that they will want to put on a much stronger display against," said former Scotland coach Dixon.
"The people are fully behind this team. They realise that rugby has become a window to the world for Georgia."
Georgia: Revaz Gigauri; Irakli Machkhaneli, David Kacharava, Tedo Zibzibadze, Alexander Todua; Merab Kvirikashvili, Irakli Abuseridze (capt); Dimitri Basilaia, Mamuka Gorgodze, Shalva Sutiashvili; Vakhtang Maisuradze, Levan Datunashvili; David Zirakashvili, Jaba Bregvadze, David Khinchagishvili.
Replacements: Akvsenti Giorgadze, David Kubriashvili, Giorgi Chkhaidze, Viktor Kolelishvili, Bidzina Samkharadze, Lasha Khmaladze, Malkhaz Urjukashvili.