County Championship Shield

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For the top tier of the English Counties competition, see County Championship (rugby union). For the second tier of the English Counties competition, see County Championship Plate.
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2014-15 County Championship Shield
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2005
Inaugural season 2005
No. of teams 12
Country England
Most recent champion(s) Surrey (2014)
Most titles Surrey (4)
Related competitions Bill Beaumont Cup

The County Championship Shield was formed in 2005 when it known as the County Championship Plate[1] (a competition which is now played by tier 2 sides) - changing to its current name by 2010. It is contested by third tier teams in the RFU County Championship and involve three groups of four teams. From 2010 the County Championship Shield involves counties that are only able to select players from clubs at level five and below. The twelve teams involved are divided roughly on geographic terms into three pools and play each other once either home or away, with the top teams in each pool progressing to the semi–finals.[2][3]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date Winners Score Runner-up Attendance Venue Notes
2005 29 May Surrey 29 - 18 Somerset Twickenham Stadium, London [4][1]
2006 29 May Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire 21 - 17 Oxfordshire Twickenham Stadium, London [5][6]
2007 25 May Durham 30 - 20 Eastern Counties The New Friarage, Hartlepool [7][8]
2008 24 May Hampshire 22 - 12 Leicestershire Aldershot Military Stadium, Aldershot [9][10]
2009 30 May Durham 29 - 14 Kent Blackwell Meadows, Darlington[11] [12][13]
2010[n 1] 29 May Dorset & Wilts 36 – 26 Leicestershire Twickenham Stadium, London [14]
2011 28 May Dorset & Wilts 43 – 22 Surrey Twickenham Stadium, London [15][16]
2012 27 May Surrey 43 - 12 Leicestershire Twickenham Stadium, London [17]
2013 26 May Surrey 21 – 16 Cumbria Twickenham Stadium, London [18]
2014 01 June Surrey 39 - 12 Leicestershire Twickenham Stadium, London [19]
2015
  1. ^ Changed named from County Championship Plate to County Championship Shield.

Number of wins[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

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