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Federation Shield

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.

Federation Shield
Federation Shield 2006 logo
SportRugby league
Inaugural season2006
Number of teams4
RegionInternational (RFL)
Holders England (2006)
Most titles England (1 title)

ResultsEdit

2006-10-22
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   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   38–14   Samoa
Report
KC Stadium, Hull
Attendance: 5,698

StandingsEdit

Team Played Won Drew Lost  For  Against Difference Points
  England 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

FinalEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ England poised for new tournament
  2. ^ "Federation Shield". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ Richard Silverwood
  4. ^ Purdham leads England effort[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Cullen well aware of Tonga threat". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2009-10-10.

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