Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia, the team often cited as having better credentials.
Italy's match against Georgia may not be the most high-profile of the November internationals but in terms of both nations' rugby futures it is probably the most significant.
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Former England international Graham Rowntree has told ESPN he jumped at the opportunity to become Georgia's forwards coach ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
Scotland will take on France and Georgia both home and away after finalising their warm-up schedule for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
England will scrummage against Georgia this week with Dylan Hartley outlining the consequences if they fail to view the sessions as anything other than the equivalent of a Test match.
Warren Gatland said there was no attempt by Wales to "manipulate the laws" after his team's dour 13-6 victory over Georgia ended in controversial fashion.
Wales held on for a nerve-shredding victory over Georgia, who came within three metres of earning a draw in Cardiff.
Catch up on what was said following another busy Saturday of Test match action.
Saturday's Test match against Wales is not an ordinary occasion for Georgia, but if they had their way then it soon would be.
As with any Rugby World Cup there's always massive issues and talking points that take the limelight -- but what will be on everyone's minds come 2019 in Japan?
Wales have confirmed their four-Test autumn programme which will see them face the Springboks, All Blacks and Wallabies.
World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot wants Georgia and other tier two nations to be given the chance to participate in the Six Nations Championship.
Georgia have been told the Six Nations will remain a "closed competition" for the next decade at least.
Scottish speedsters cash in after visitors take early lead.
Scotland host Georgia looking to build on an encouraging autumn campaign, and quell their visitors' Six Nations hopes.
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