Continental Club Rugby League

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Continental Club Rugby League
SportRugby union
Inaugural season2020 (Planned)
Number of teams8
Nations Russia
Related competitions

The Continental Club Rugby League is an annual European rugby union competition organised by the Russian Rugby Federation (RRF). It is the third-tier competition for European clubs behind the European Rugby Challenge Cup and the European Rugby Champions Cup. This competition was created in 2019 after the European Rugby Continental Shield folded just six seasons upon its formation as the qualifying competition for the entry of tier two country teams outside the Premiership Rugby, Top 14 and the Pro14 into the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The Continental Club Rugby League is planned to be contested between 8 teams; 4 of the best teams from Russia's Rugby Premier League, 3 of the best teams from Romania's SuperLiga and the champions of Germany's Rugby-Bundesliga.

The first and only season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Teams edit

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București teams
  Krasny Yar
Location of teams of the Continental Club Rugby League.
Location of the Krasnoyarsk teams of the Continental Club Rugby League.
Rugby Premiership SuperLiga Rugby-Bundesliga
  Russia   Romania   Germany

Team details edit

Below is the list of coaches, captains and stadiums for each team.

Team Coach Captain Stadium Capacity Position
  1880 Frankfurt   Karl Savimaki   Chris Howells Sportanlage an der Feldgerichtstrasse 5,000 Rugby-Bundesliga (1st)
  Baia Mare   Eugen Apjok   Marius Dănilă Stadionul Lascăr Ghineţ 1,000 SuperLiga (1st)
  Dinamo   Cosmin Rațiu   Tudorel Bratu Stadionul Florea Dumitrache 1,500 SuperLiga (6th)
  Enisey-STM   Alexander Pervukhin   Uldis Saulite Avangard Stadium
Central Stadium
Rugby Premier League (1st)
  Krasny Yar   Josh Taumalolo   Yuri Kushnarev Krasny Yar Stadium
Central Stadium
Rugby Premier League (2nd)
  Slava Moscow   Andre Treadou   Nikita Medkov Slava Stadium 2,500 Rugby Premier League (3rd)
  Steaua   Dănuț Dumbravă   Viorel Lucaci Stadionul Steaua II 3,000 SuperLiga (2nd)
  VVA Podmoskovye   Pavel Baranovsky   Sergey Trishin Gagarin Air Force Academy stadium 5,000 Rugby Premier League (4th)

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Competition edit

Knock-out stage edit

The eight participant teams from the countries Russia, Romania and Germany will be drawn into a single match to play against one another in a quarter-final format where the winners of their respective matches will advance to the semi-finals of the Continental Club Rugby League while the losers will be eliminated immediately.

Then, the winners of the semi-finals will be placed in a final to contest against each other for the title whereas the losers of the two semi-finals will be competing for the 3rd place final instead.

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