Poti won the first Lelo Championship of the Samegrelo Region of Georgia in 2016, triumphing 7-3 in the Final against Khobi. The Championship was the first in the region and featured 8 teams, with the tournament played in astraight knockout format.
Lelo, also known as Lelo Burti, is the traditional ball game of Georgia, a small republic in the Caucusus Mountains between Europe and Asia near Turkey and Russia that is newly independent. Lelo is possibly why Rugby Union is so popular in Georgia, and is their Native Sport, currently undergoing a revival. [Reference: 2-3]
 Lelo Burti (2016) Logo_ [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923010826im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/Logo_.jpg [Accessed 24 August 2020]
 Lelo Burti (2014)Index [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160914183050/http://lelo.comyr.com/index.htm [Accessed 24 August 2020]
Online Reference Websites
 Google Translate (2020) [Internet] Available from: https://www.google.com/search?q=google+translate&rlz=1C1CHBF_enIE835IE835&oq=google+translate&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j0l5j69i64.5275j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 [Accessed 24 August 2020]
 Lelo Burti (2014) 2016_XOBI_03 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923011034im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/2016_XOBI_03.jpg [Accessed 24 August 2020]
Thanks to Francesco.
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