Federation Shield

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Federation Shield
Federation Shield 2006 logo
Sport Rugby league
Inaugural season 2006
Number of teams 4
Region International (RFL)
Holders  England (2006)
Most titles  England (1 title)

The inaugural Federation Shield rugby league competition was held in 2006. This competition is organised by the Rugby Football League and was contested by England, France, Samoa and Tonga.[1][2] England defeated Tonga 32-14 in the final to lift the Federation Shield for the first time. No tournament has taken place since and its future is unclear.

Results[edit]

2006-10-22
England A England 26–10  France
Report
Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds
Attendance: 5,547

2006-10-22
Samoa  10–18  Tonga
Report
Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds
Attendance: 5,547

2006-10-29
France  28–6  Samoa
Benichou Stadium, Colomiers
Attendance: 6,000 (approx.)

2006-10-29
England A England 40–18  Tonga
Report
Twickenham Stoop, London
Attendance: 2,388

2006-11-05
France  10–48  Tonga
Municipal Stadium Pierre Antoine, Castres
Attendance: 8,500 (approx.)

2006-11-05
England A England 38–14  Samoa
Report
KC Stadium, Hull
Attendance: 5,698

Standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost  For  Against Difference Points
England England A 3 3 0 0 104 42 +62 6
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 84 60 +24 4
 France 3 1 0 2 48 80 −32 2
 Samoa 3 0 0 3 30 84 −54 0

Final[edit]

2006-11-12
England A England 32–14  Tonga
Report
Halton Stadium, Widnes
Attendance: 3,000 (approx.)
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood[3]

Rob Purdham captained the victorious England side in this tournament, with Matt Diskin as the vice-captain.[4] The Paul Cullen coached side entered the final as favourites following a successful group stage with three wins from three matches.[5]

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