County Championship Shield
|No. of teams||11|
|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.
|2008||31 May||Northumberland||25 – 11||Cornwall||1500|||
|2009||30 May||Cheshire||3 – 22||Hertfordshire|||
|2010||29 May||Dorset & Wilts||36 – 26||Leicestershire|||
|2011||28 May||Dorset & Wilts||43 – 22||Surrey|||
|2012||27 May||Surrey||43 - 12||Leicestershire|||
|2013||26 May||Surrey||21 – 16||Cumbria|||
|2014||01 June||Surrey||39 - 12||Leicestershire|||
- All Finals Played at Twickenham
- Caddy, Mike (5 June 2008). "Twickers nemesis continues for below-par Duchy". The Cornishman.
- "Dorset & Wilts claim Shield win". BBC News. 29 May 2011.
- "Leicester Aim for Shield Success". RFU. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Surrey retain County Championship Shield". RFU. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Surrey finish strongly to seal hat-trick". rfu.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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