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Rugby League European Championship B

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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.

European Championship B
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SportRugby league
Formerly known asCentral Europe Development Tri-Nations
Inaugural season2006
Number of teams6
RegionEurope (RLEF)
Champions Russia (3rd title)
Most titles Serbia  Russia (3 titles)
Websiterlef.eu.com
Related competitionEuropean Championship
European Championship C

HistoryEdit

The competition was first held in 2006 under the name of Central Europe Development Tri Nations and contained three teams between 2006 and 2009. In 2010 the competition was expanded to six teams and split into an Eastern and Western conference consisting of three teams each. In 2011 the competition was reverted to three teams with Norway and Malta making their debuts. In 2012 the competition was expanded to four teams and played in winter between 2012/13. This was repeated again in the 2014/15 edition of the competition and was used for qualification for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup

ParticipantsEdit

Team Appearances 1st Appearance Last Appearance
  Austria 1 2006 2006
  Czech Republic 4 2007 2010
  Estonia 1 2006 2006
  Germany 7 2006 2013
  Italy 4 2008 2013
  Latvia 1 2010 2010
  Malta 1 2011 2011
  Norway 1 2011 2011
  Russia 4 2010 2018
  Serbia 4 2010 2018
  Spain 1 2018 2018
  Ukraine 2 2010 2015
  • Bold- team still participates

ResultsEdit

Season Winner 2nd 3rd
2006   Germany   Austria   Estonia
2007   Serbia   Germany   Czech Republic
2008   Italy   Germany   Czech Republic
2009   Italy   Czech Republic   Germany
Season Conference Winner 2nd 3rd
2010 Western   Serbia   Germany   Czech Republic
Eastern   Russia   Ukraine   Latvia
Season Winner 2nd 3rd 4th
2011   Germany   Malta   Norway N/A
2012/13   Russia   Italy   Serbia   Germany
2014/15   Serbia   Russia   Italy   Ukraine
2018   Russia   Spain   Serbia N/A

Total winsEdit

Winners Count Years
  Serbia 3 2007, 2010, 2014/15
  Russia 3 2010, 2012/13, 2018
  Italy 2 2008, 2009
  Germany 2 2006, 2011

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