Georgia coach Lado Kilasonia believes an incorrect lineout call from his side cost them a last-gasp victory in their epic 30-24 Under-20 Six Nations Summer Series defeat to Wales.

For the second consecutive game the Junior Lelos were fighting for a result in the closing stages only to come up short, this time in even more dramatic fashion, with Wales overturning a lineout on their own line with the clock in the red.

The lineout had earlier proved so effective for Georgia, with all three of their first half scores coming from unstoppable forward drives.

Post-match, he wished they had only kept it simple in the closing moments, rather than looking to throw to the rear of the line in an attempt to set up a simple conversion attempt which would have won them the game.

“Obviously it’s very disappointing to not get over the line,” he said.

“It was so close, but I don’t think we were smart in our decisions. We had a last chance and we wasted it.

“I think in the beginning of the first half Wales found their game, we were expecting this but I think we were not there defensively. Then we found our game which we wanted to play.

“I think we saw about four different halves across the game, firstly Wales, then Georgia, then completely Wales at the start of the second half and then back with Georgia at the end but unfortunately we came short, we just weren’t smart in some of our decisions.

“That’s the margin here, that is international rugby. Either you are very close or you are just gone."

Wales took the lead after eight minutes before the Georgia set-piece became the story of the first half, firing them to a 21-13 lead at the interval.

Wales then struck within 35 seconds of the restart through captain Joe Hawkins, and Kilasonia believes that was the pivotal moment in the game.

“I think that was the vital score,” he said.

“All the credit to them and their coaching staff, they found the right gap in our defence, that gave them a big push for the start of the half so it was really tough after that and their kicking game was really good so we were kept in our half a lot.”

The losing bonus-point puts Kilasonia’s side third in Pool B going into their final group fixture against last-placed Scotland next Wednesday.

And Kilasonia hopes they can bring the same determination they showed in the closing stages against Wales for the entirety of their clash with Kenny Murray’s side.

“Our fight is very good but I think we should get this experience and we should take it into the third game, we will need it against Scotland,” he said.

“We will have a rest, do the analysis of our games and theirs and try to find something suitable. It will be a very interesting game.”

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