2002–03 European Shield

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2002-03 European Shield
Tournament details
Countries  France
 Italy
 Romania
 Spain
 Wales
Tournament format(s) Knockout
Date 6 December 2002 - 25 May 2003
Tournament statistics
Teams 16
Matches played 29
Attendance 44,380 (1,530 per match)
Tries scored 182 (6.28 per match)
Final
Venue Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance 4,000
Champions France Castres Olympique (1st title)
Runner-up Wales Caerphilly
Official website http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/
(Next) 2003–04

The 2002–03 European Shield (known as the Parker Pen Shield for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 1st season of the European Shield, Europe's third tier club rugby union competition below the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup. A total of 16 teams participated, representing five different countries.

This competition was contested between the first round losers from the 2002–03 European Challenge Cup.[2] The structure of the competition was a purely knockout format; teams played each other on a home and away basis, with the aggregate points winner proceeding to the next round. The final was a single leg.

The competition began on 6 December 2002 and culminated in the final at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on 25 May 2003. Castres Olympique secured a victory over Caerphilly in the final and picked up their first piece of European Club silverware.

Teams[edit]

This competition was contested between the 16 first round losers from the 2002–03 European Challenge Cup.

France France Italy Italy Romania Romania Spain Spain Wales Wales

Castres Olympique
Grenoble
Mont de Marsan
Pau

Gran Parma
L'Aquila
Overmach Parma
Petrarca Padova
Rugby Roma
Rovigo
Rugby Silea

Dinamo București

La Moraleja
UC Madrid

Caerphilly
Ebbw Vale

Matches[edit]

Round 1[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[3]

6 December 2002
19:30
Castres Olympique France 14 – 13 France Grenoble
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Giovanni Morandin (Italy)
7 December 2002
14:00
Ebbw Vale Wales 37 – 16 Spain UC Madrid
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 900
Referee: Antonio Lombardi (Italy)
7 December 2002
14:00
Gran Parma Italy 21 – 16 France Pau
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Roy Maybank (England)
7 December 2002
14:30
Rovigo Italy 26 – 22 Wales Caerphilly
Report
Stadio Comunale Mario Battaglini
Attendance: 450
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
7 December 2002
14:30
Rugby Roma Italy 18 – 38 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
Stadio Tre Fontane
Attendance: 700
Referee: Colin Saunders (Wales)
7 December 2002
16:30
La Moraleja Spain 26 – 19 Italy Overmach Parma
Report
Pol. Municipal de Alcobendas
Attendance: 800
Referee: Gregg Davis (Scotland)
7 December 2002
19:00
Mont de Marsan France 17 – 7 Italy Rugby Silea
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 2,306
Referee: Ashley Rowden (England)
8 December 2002
15:00
L'Aquila Italy 24 – 27 Romania Dinamo București
Report
Stadio Tommaso Fattori
Attendance: 500
Referee: Franck Maciello (France)

2nd Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[4]

14 December 2002
14:30
Caerphilly Wales 58 – 17 Italy Rovigo
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Gregg Davies (Scotland)
14 December 2002
14:30
Petrarca Padova Italy 14 – 14 Italy Rugby Roma
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Tony Redmond (Ireland)
14 December 2002
15:00
Rugby Silea Italy 17 – 32 France Mont de Marsan
Report
Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Attendance: 400
Referee: Keri Evans (Wales)
14 December 2002
15:30
UC Madrid Spain 16 – 38 Wales Ebbw Vale
Report
Ciuadad Universitaria
Attendance: 350
Referee: Stefano Mancini (Italy)
14 December 2002
17:30
Grenoble France 30 – 31 France Castres Olympique
Report
Stade Lesdiguières
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: David Changleng (Scotland)
14 December 2002
19:00
Overmach Parma Italy 26 – 13 Spain La Moraleja
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 750
Referee: Roy Maybank (England)
14 December 2002
19:00
Pau France 30 – 20 Italy Gran Parma
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Paul Adams (Wales)
15 December 2002
13:00
Dinamo București Romania 26 – 24 Italy L'Aquila
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 500
Referee: John Hogg (Scotland)

Aggregate Results[edit]

Proceed to Quarter-final Match points Aggregate score Points margin Eliminated from competition
Ebbw Vale Wales 4 – 0 75 – 32 43 Spain UC Madrid
Mont de Marsan France 4 – 0 49 – 24 25 Italy Rugby Silea
Dinamo București Romania 4 – 0 53 – 48 5 Italy L'Aquila
Castres Olympique France 4 – 0 45 – 43 2 France Grenoble
Petrarca Padova Italy 3 – 1 52 – 32 20 Italy Rugby Roma
Caerphilly Wales 2 – 2 80 – 43 37 Italy Rovigo
Overmach Parma Italy 2 – 2 45 – 39 6 Spain La Moraleja
Pau France 2 – 2 46 – 41 5 Italy Gran Parma

Quarter finals[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[5]

11 January 2003
14:00
Ebbw Vale Wales 29 – 3 France Pau
Report
Eugene Cross Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: Steve Leyshon (England)
11 January 2003
14:30
Caerphilly Wales 41 – 28 Italy Overmach Parma
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
11 January 2003
14:30
Petrarca Padova Italy 15 – 16 France Mont de Marsan
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 600
Referee: David Changleng (Scotland)
12 January 2003
Dinamo București Romania 0 – 88 France Castres Olympique
Report
Complexul Cultural Sportiv
Attendance: 700
Referee: Ashley Rowden (England)

2nd Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[6]

17 January 2003
18:30
Castres Olympique France 123 – 0 Romania Dinamo București
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 350
Referee: Steve Leyshon (England)
18 January 2003
14:30
Overmach Parma Italy 15 – 10 Wales Caerphilly
Report
Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium
Attendance: 300
Referee: Didier Mene (France)
18 January 2003
18:00
Mont de Marsan France 16 – 30 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
Stade Guy Boniface
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Paul Adams (Wales)
18 January 2003
19:00
Pau France 63 – 17 Wales Ebbw Vale
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 4,124
Referee: Andy Ireland (Scotland)

Aggregate Results[edit]

Proceed to Semi-final Match points Aggregate score Points margin Eliminated from competition
Castres Olympique France 4 – 0 211 – 0 211 Romania Dinamo București
Pau France 2 – 2 66 – 46 20 Wales Ebbw Vale
Petrarca Padova Italy 2 – 2 45 – 32 13 France Mont de Marsan
Caerphilly Wales 2 – 2 51 – 43 8 Italy Overmach Parma

Semi finals[edit]

1st Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[7]

11 April 2003
19:00
Castres Olympique France 54 – 25 France Pau
Report
Stade Pierre-Antoine
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Giulio De Santis (Italy)
12 April 2003
16:00
Petrarca Padova Italy 10 – 28 Wales Caerphilly
Report
Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Gregg Davies (Scotland)

2nd Leg[edit]

All kickoff times are local to the match location.[8]

25 April 2003
19:30
Caerphilly Wales 26 – 33 Italy Petrarca Padova
Report
Virginia Park
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Eric Darrière (France)
26 April 2003
17:30
Pau France 26 – 24 France Castres Olympique
Report
Stade du Hameau
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Roy Maybank (England)

Aggregate Results[edit]

Proceed to Final Match points Aggregate score Points margin Eliminated from competition
Castres Olympique France 2 – 2 78 – 51 27 France Pau
Caerphilly Wales 2 – 2 54 – 43 11 Italy Petrarca Padova

Final[edit]

25 May 2003
13:00
Caerphilly Wales 12 – 40 France Castres Olympique
Try: Boobyer
El-Abd
Con: Thomas (1)
Report Try: Roque
Forment (2)
Spanghero
Arbo
Con: Teulet (3)
Pen: Teulet (3)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Shield History". ERC. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Challenge Cup European Champions". ERC. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "All-french Kick-off For Parker Pen Shield". ERC. 2 December 2002. Retrieved 28 January 1013. 
  4. ^ "Kick-off Times". ERC. 10 December 2002. Retrieved 28 January 1013. 
  5. ^ "Quarter Finals First Leg Review". ERC. 14 January 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Parken Pen Shield Quarter-final Draw". ERC. 16 December 2002. Retrieved 28 January 1013. 
  7. ^ "Semi-final Teams". ERC. 10 April 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Parker Pen Shield Semi-final Teams". ERC. 25 April 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2013.