Born and raised in Tbilisi, Lasha Malaguradze first cut his teeth at local club Qochebi Tbilisi, whilst simultaneously making a name for himself on the junior international stage. Scoring four tries in his first two starts for Georgia U21, a 22-year-old Lasha made his senior test debut in the 2008 European Nations Cup, where he stamped his authority as an expressive flyhalf. Another seven touchdown in five tests made it clear that Malaguradze was destined for bigger things, and he duly signed with Pro D2’s Beziers. The club was unfortunately relegated to Fédérale 1, but it was here where Lasha’s versatility and physical prowess truly thrived.
Turning out in both the number 12 and 13 jumpers, Malaguradze brought a balance of both creative midfielder and barnstorming ball-carrier, all the while looking to create space for his outside backs. 2010 was a standout season for Lasha, crossing the whitewash on 15 occasions and enjoying a callup to the 2011 Rugby World Cup squad. Destructive in contact, he is also blessed with raw pace and has performed admirably on the international sevens stage when called upon, but it is at club level that the experienced campaigner can truly dictate play. Dependable, pedigreed, and calm under pressure, he has guided both Krasny and VVS Moscow through the rigours of the Russian domestic competition.
DOB: 2 June 1986
Position: Flyhalf, Centre
Current Team: VVA Moscow
2019 - 2020
VVA Moscow (Russian Rugby Championship)
2016 - 2018
2016 - 2018: Krasny Yar Krasnoyarsk (European Challenge Cup)
2012 - 2015
Stade Bagnérais (Fédérale 1)
2008 - 2011
AS Béziers Hérault (Pro D2, Fédérale 1)
2008 - 2020
Georgia (Rugby World Cup, Rugby Europe Championship)