Rugby League European Shield

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European Shield
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Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Central Europe Development Tri-Nations
Inaugural season 2006
Number of teams 6
Region Europe (RLEF)
Champions Eastern group:  Russia (2010)
Western group:  Serbia (2010)
Most titles  Italy (2008, 2009),  Germany (2006, 2011)
Website rlef.eu.com
Related competition European Cup
European Bowl
Euro-Med Challenge

The European Shield is a rugby league football competition. The competition is organised by the Rugby League European Federation and is designed to promote the sport of rugby league in Central Europe and Eastern Europe. It was first officially held in 2007, though its precursor - the Central Europe Development Tri-Nations - was held the year prior.

2006[edit]

The inaugural Central Europe Development Tri-Nations rugby league competition was held in 2006. This competition is organised by the Rugby League European Federation and is designed to promote the sport of rugby league in Central Europe. The competition, contested by Austria, Germany and Estonia, was won by Germany.

Results[edit]

2006-06-25
Germany  34–32  Austria
Nonner Stadion, Bad Reichenhall
Attendance: 358

2006-07-22
Estonia  24–38  Germany
Viimsi Stadium, Tallinn
Attendance: 528

2006-09-02
Austria  56–32  Estonia
Paternion Stadium, Paternion
Attendance: 237

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
 Germany 2 2 0 0 72 56 +16 4
 Austria 2 1 0 1 88 66 +22 2
 Estonia 2 0 0 2 56 94 −38 0

2007[edit]

This is the first time the European Shield took place. Germany and the Czech Republic had little experience having only played a few games beforehand. Serbia were a little more experienced taking players from their domestic league, the Serbian Championship. The shield was hailed as a success in promoting rugby league in the three countries, attendances were good and the players gathered more experience.

Results[edit]

2007-07-07
Germany  6–38  Serbia
Try: N.Keinhorst
Conv: M.Keinhorst
(Report) Tries: Pešić, Radovanović, Vukanović, Matejić, Milanko, Jerković
Conv: Vukanović (6), Matejić
Heidelberg
Attendance: 264

2007-08-04
Czech Republic  22–44  Germany
(Report)
Prague
Attendance: 200

2007-08-18
Serbia  56–16  Czech Republic
Tries: Pešić (2), Mijušković, Radovanović (2), Jerković (2), Matejić, Brkić, Marko Milosavljević (2)
Conv: Brkić (5), Novaković
(Report) Tries: Holovsky, Priputen, Poledna
Conv: Priputen (2)

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference
 Serbia 2 2 0 0 94 22 +72
 Germany 2 1 0 1 52 60 -08
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 38 100 −62

2008[edit]

In early 2008 it was announced that Italy had replaced Serbia in the European Shield. Serbia were elevated to a higher level with Russia and Lebanon after easily winning the 2007 shield and doing well in the World Cup qualifying matches. Italy were one of the newest European nations to adopt rugby league with the Veneto 9s the only RL tournament in the country at the time.

Results[edit]

2008-06-13
Italy  58–26  Germany
(Report)
Padova, Stadio Plebiscito
Attendance: ???

2008-07-12
Czech Republic  18–38  Italy
Prague
Attendance: ???

2008-08-02
Germany  62–20  Czech Republic
(Report)
Karlsruhe
Attendance: ???

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
 Italy 2 2 0 0 96 44 +52 4
 Germany 2 1 0 1 88 78 +20 2
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 38 100 -62 0

2009[edit]

The 2009 Shield featured the same teams as participated in 2008. In the 2009 fixture, Italy became the first nation to win back-to-back European Shields. As a result they were drafted into the 2009 European Cup, following Russia's withdrawal from that competition. The Czech Republic also reached a milestone, recording their first win in the competition, beating Germany 30 - 4.

Results[edit]

2009-07-04
Czech Republic  30–4  Germany
Tries: Zahara, Hladki, Holovský, Navrátil, Stříbro, Priputen
Conv: Kučera (2), Priputen (1)
(Report) Try: J.Keinhorst

2009-07-11
Italy  38–8  Czech Republic
Tries: Ricci (2), Dubas-Fisher, Lerna, Armani, Facco, Ferrazzano (2)
Conv: Veronese (3)
(Report) Tries: Holovský, Ernst

2008-07-18
Germany  30–42  Italy
Tries: J.Keinhorst (3), K. Keinhorst, N.Keinhorst, Trosch
Conv: J.Keinhorst (3)
(Report) Tries: Armani (3), Franchi (2), Pasqualini, Veronese
Conv: Veronese(7)
Hürth
Attendance: 250

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
 Italy 2 2 0 0 80 38 42 4
 Czech Republic 2 1 0 1 38 42 -4 2
 Germany 2 0 0 2 34 72 -38 0

2010[edit]

For the 2010 fixture, the field was doubled from three teams to six. In the Eastern group, Russia topped the table by defeating Latvia and Ukraine. Serbia took the Western group title by defeating both Germany and Czech Republic.[1]

Eastern Group[edit]

Results[edit]

2010-06-27
Russia  62-14  Ukraine
Tries: Gapanov (3), Fedchuk, Lysokon, Bratko, Ososkov, Churpin, Vlasyuk
Goals: Lysokon (5), Ososkov (2), Bratko
(Report) Tries: Miroshnichenko, Lyubensky
Goals: Skorbach (3)
Vereya Stadium, Vereya, Moscow Oblast

2010-07-31
Latvia  4-54  Russia
Try: Jakušs (Report) Tries: Nechaev, Bulanov (3), Gaponov, Galimov (2), Ososkov, Loschilin, Nikolaev
Goals: Lisokony (6), Ososkov
Upesciems Stadium, Upesciems

2010-09-18
Ukraine  112-0  Latvia
Tries: Shevtsov (5), Lyubenskey (5), Skorbach (3), Kardakov (2), Bashevsky (2), Lobanj, Smolin, Kravchenk, Markelov
Goals: Skorbach (12), Lyubenskey (2)
(Report)
Arsenal Stadium, Kiev

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Russia 2 2 0 0 106 18 88 4
 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 126 52 74 2
 Latvia 2 0 0 2 4 166 -162 0

Western Group[edit]

Results[edit]

2010-06-26
Czech Republic  4-56  Serbia
Try: Mana
(Report) Tries: Vukanović (4), Dajč, Lukenić, Pešić, Nikolić, Delić, Šušnjara
Goals: Vukanović (8)
RK Petrovice, Prague
Attendance: 100

2010-07-03
Serbia  40-14  Germany
Tries: Vukanović (3), Pešić (2), Nikolić, Grbić
Goals: Vukanović (6)
(Report) Tries: N. Keinhorst, J. Keinhorst, Schoengen
Goal: K. Keinhorst

2010-07-17
Germany  96-0  Czech Republic
Tries: Stocks (4), Koch (3), N. Keinhorst (2), K.Keinhorst (2), Seibold (2), Rehm, Huber, J. Keinhorst, Cooper, Szehofner
Goals: K.Keinhorst (11), Cooper
(Report)
TuS Hochspeyer, Hochspeyer

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Serbia 2 2 0 0 96 18 78 4
 Germany 2 1 0 1 110 40 70 2
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 4 152 -148 0

2011[edit]

The competition reverted to a three-team format in 2011, with most of the nations from the 2010 competition taking part in qualifying for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Two new teams, Malta and Norway were promoted to the competition having contested the European Bowl in 2010. Germany claimed their first Shield triumph by virtue of points difference after all teams recorded one win.

2011 Fixtures[edit]


2011-07-09
Norway  32-28  Germany
Tries: Ingebrigsten (2), N. Haigh, Schmidt, Mellor, L. Haigh
Goals: Meldalen (3), Elgheim
(Report) Tries: Schoengen, Ayachi, Szehofner, Hoggins, N. Keinhorst
Goals: K. Keinhorst (3)

2011-07-23
Germany  36-12  Malta
'Tries: J. Keinhorst (4), Stocks, Isaak
Goals: K. Keinhorst (6)
(Report) Tries: Sammut, Parker
Goals: Marzella (2)

2011-09-02
Malta  64-24  Norway
Tries: Sammut (4), Gilmour (3), Bartlett (2), Criminale, Pavanello
Goals: Sammut (10)
(Report) Tries: Mellor (2), Meldalen (2), Elgheim
Goals: Meldalen (2)

2011 Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
 Germany 2 1 0 1 64 44 20 2
 Malta 2 1 0 1 76 60 16 2
 Norway 2 1 0 1 56 92 -36 2

2012/2013[edit]

In 2012, the European Shield switched to a new 2 year format with teams playing each other at home and away. The teams involved were the 2010 East and West Champions (Russia and Serbia) who competed along with the 2011 Champions (Germany). They were joined by the 2013 World Cup qualifier (Italy).

Fixtures[edit]

2012-05-12
Germany  25-24  Serbia
Tries: Koch (18), Marin (27, 63), Danzey (43), Isaak (55); Goals: K. Keinhorst 2/5; Drop Goal: K. Keinhorst (Report) Tries: Stevanović (33, 49), S. Nikolić (59), Ćalić (65); Goals: Zogović 4/4
Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg

2012-05-19
Germany  26-32  Russia
Tries: J. Keinhorst (37, 47, 71), Amefia (65), Danzey (68); Goals: J. Keinhorst 2/4, Danzey 1/1 (Report) Tries: Bulanov (9, 30), Chuprin (18, 21, 56), Volkov (53); Goals: Lysokon 4/6
Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg

2012-06-09
Serbia  24-18  Italy
Tries: Unković (21), Nedeljković (43), Živanović (52), Delić (65), Božović (69); Goals: Vukanović 2/5; Drop Goals: Vukanović 0/1 (Report) Tries: Lenarduzzi (18), Barani (28), Cardella (47); Goals: Fontana 2/2, Peens 1/1
Makiš stadium, Belgrade
Attendance: 600

2012-07-07
Italy  72-10  Germany
Tries: Rancati (1), Barani (5), Marchesi (19), Fontana (24,29), De Mayer (27), Peens (39), Cardella (42), Prizzon (57), Alfonsi (62), Muyodi (67), Ciaurro (76); Goals: Peens 10/10, Fontana 2/2 (Report) Tries: N. Keinhorst (18), Lortz (70) ; Goals: McLean 1/2

2012-08-08
Russia  32-18  Italy
Tries: Gaponov (36), Botnarash (55, 72), Ososkov (58, 60), Mikhailov (69); Goals: Lysokon 4/6 (Report) Tries: Ciaurro (11, 30), Esposito (47); Goals: Peens 3/3

2012-09-22
Russia  21-20  Serbia
Tries: Botnarash (20), Gaponov (32), Chuprin (52), Bratko (66); Goals: Lysokon 2/4; Drop Goal: Ososkov (Report) Tries: Stevanovic (12, 46), Bozovic (57), Bozic (69); Goals: Vukanovic 2/5

2013-05-18
Serbia  46-10  Germany
Tries: Nedeljković (5, 29, 49), Vojislav Dedić (18), Stevanović (60, 77), Tajsić (69), Ćalić (72); Goals: Zogović 7/9 (Report) Tries: Moate (12), Amefia (34); Goals: K. Keinhorst 1/5

2013-05-25
Serbia  10-24  Russia
Tries: Zogović (39), Stevanović (65); Goals: Zogović 1/2 (Report) Tries: Konstantinov (21, 47), Lysokon (55, 74); Goals: Ososkov 3/3, Lysokon 1/1

2013-06-29
 Italy 38-18  Russia
Tries: Fontana (4), Ilinca (9), Saltonstall (20), Celerino (25), Vitalini (29), De Meyer (33), Nasso (63)
Goals: Fontana 2, Peens 3
(Report) Tries: Ososkov (46), Grigorev (56), Lysokon (69); Goals: Lysokon 3

2013-07-27
 Germany 30-66  Italy
Tries: Hoggins (4), Fehlemann (23), Keinhorst (42), Lortz (62), Améfia (72,79); Goals: Keinhorst 3/6 (Report) Tries: Franchi (8, 36), Miranda (12), Celerino (18), Lepori (20, 39, 66), Barani (28), Pavoni (45), Bradley (51), Saltonstall (69), Ciaurro (75); Goals: Peens 3/3, Bradley 6/9


2013-09-14
 Italy 32-20  Serbia
Tries: Calegari (6, 39), Celerino (24), Peens (45), Boscolo (58), Lepori (61); Goals: Fontana 1/2, Peens 3/4 (Report) Tries: Cuk (19, 78), Stevanović (36,48); Goals: Vojislav Dedić 2/3, Vukanovic 0/1


Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Difference Points
 Russia 6 5 0 1 157 112 45 10
 Italy 6 4 0 2 244 134 110 8
 Serbia 6 2 0 4 144 130 26 4
 Germany 6 1 0 5 101 270 -169 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EUROPEAN RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION FRAMEWORK ANNOUNCED". Rugby League Europe Federation. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 

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