County Championship Shield

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For the top tier of the English Counties competition, see County Championship (rugby union). For the third tier of the English Counties competition, see County Championship Plate.
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2008
Inaugural season 2008
No. of teams 11
Country England
Most recent champion(s) Surrey (2014)
Most titles Surrey (3)
Related competitions Bill Beaumont Cup

The County Championship Shield was formed in 2008 and originally played for by second tier teams in the RFU County Championship. The top eight counties are split into two regions of four teams, north and south, and play for the Bill Beaumont Cup. The same format was used for the Shield. From 2010 the County Championship Shield involves counties that are only able to select players from clubs at level five and below. The eleven teams involved are divided geographically into four pools (of three or four teams) and play each other once either home or away, with the top teams in each pool progressing to the semi–finals.[1][2]

Year Date Winners Score Runner-up Attendance Notes
2008 31 May Northumberland 25 – 11 Cornwall 1500 [3][4]
2009 30 May Cheshire 3 – 22 Hertfordshire [5]
2010 29 May Dorset & Wilts 36 – 26 Leicestershire [6]
2011 28 May Dorset & Wilts 43 – 22 Surrey [7][8]
2012 27 May Surrey 43 - 12 Leicestershire [9]
2013 26 May Surrey 21 – 16 Cumbria [10]
2014 01 June Surrey 39 - 12 Leicestershire [11]

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