Georgia legend Mamuka Gorgodze officially announced his retirement from rugby on May 1 and rugby fans across the world have shown their appreciation.
The 35-year-old represented Georgia 75 times across four World Cup tournaments and made more than 250 appearances for Montpellier and Toulon.
მადლობა მამუკა ♥️ 🇬🇪
Thank you MAMUKA for your sensational career, for every second of it & for making us, incredibly proud Georgians even PROUDER* #მადლობაკაპიტანო #რაგბიჩვენითამაშია 🏉 pic.twitter.com/aP7CF1we14
— Georgian Rugby Union (@GeorgianRugby) May 2, 2020
The utility forward was known for his hard running and big hits and praise for the veteran has flooded in across social media.
@mamukagorgodze 👏🏽👏🏽 it was a privilege to get to be a part of your incredible career. What a LEGEND https://t.co/hEYL88rf4n
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) May 2, 2020
#Georgia’s Iconic player Mamuka Gorgodze retires from rugby
— Shalva Tsiskarashvili (@tsiskarashvili) May 1, 2020
Mamuka Gorgodze has officially retired.
Thanks for the memories, big hits and that man of the match performance against New Zealand 🙌 #Legend
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) May 2, 2020
Career highlights for Gorgodze are available below as well as the feisty side of the big man: