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European Rugby Continental Shield

Clubs from six countries will compete in the 2017/18 Continental Shield with both silverware and valuable places in the Challenge Cup up for decision.

Four representatives from the Italian Eccellenza - Pataro Rugby Calvisano, Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo, Rugby Petrarca and Rugby Viadana - will be joined by Romania's Timisoara Saracens, RC Batumi from Georgia, Heidelberger RK of Germany and Portugal's Centro Desportivo Universitario de Lisboa (CDUL Rugby) competing in two pools of four.

Following the pool stage matches, the winner of Pool A will play the runner-up in Pool B, and the winner of Pool B will play the runner-up in Pool A on a home and away basis.

The two clubs which advance will then play each other home and away with the winner securing a place in the Continental Shield final in Bilbao next May and also qualifying for the 2018/19 Challenge Cup.

The other Continental Shield finalist will be decided by a home and away play-off between Russia's Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar who have both received a bye into the knockout stage of the competition due to their participation in this season's Challenge Cup and to their success in last season's Continental Shield.

The winner of the Enisei-STM v Krasny Yar play-offs will go through to the Continental Shield final in Bilbao and will also qualify for the 2018/19 Challenge Cup.

The aim of the Continental Shield is to widen the footprint of club rugby across Europe and to give both emerging and established clubs in different territories the opportunity to qualify for the Challenge Cup.

The Continental Shield, which was won by Enisei-STM in Edinburgh last season, is organised by EPCR in conjunction with Rugby Europe and the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR).

Pool A

Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo (Italy)
Timisoara Saracens (Romania)
Rugby Viadana (Italy)
Heidelberger Ruderklub (Germany)

Pool B

RC Batumi (Georgia)
Pataro Rugby Calvisano (Italy)
Centro Desportivo Universitario de Lisboa - CDUL (Portugal)
Rugby Petrarca (Italy)

Pool fixtures

Saturday 14 October 2017

Timisoara Saracens 29 - 25 Rugby Petrarca, Dan Paltinisanu Stadium

Referee : Lloyd Linton (Sco)

Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo 31 - 27 RC Batumi, Stadio Mario Battaglini

Referee : Ionut Bodea (Rom)

Heidelberger RK 23 - 19 Pataro Rugby Calvisano, Sportzentrum Süd

Referee : Iñigo Atorrasagasti (Spa)

Rugby Viadana 14 - 19 CDUL, Stadio Pier Luigi Zaffanella

Referee : Nika Amashukeli (Geo)

Saturday 21 October 2017

Pataro Rugby Calvisano v Rugby Viadana, Pata Stadium (15.00)

Referee: Sam Grove White (Sco)

Rugby Petrarca v Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo, Stadio Plebiscito (15.00)

Referee: Shota Tevzadze (Geo)

RC Batumi v Heidelberger RK, Rugby Arena (15.00)

Referee:Maxime Burlet (Bel)

CDUL v Timisoara Saracens, Estadio Universitario de Lisboa (15.00)

Referee: Andrea Peardi (Ita)

Saturday 9 December 2017

Heidelberger RK v Rugby Petrarca, Sportzentrum Süd (14.30)

Timisoara Saracens v Pataro Rugby Calvisano, Dan Paltinisanu Stadium (15.00)

Rugby Viadana v RC Batumi, Stadio Pier Luigi Zaffanella (15.00)

Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo v CDUL, Stadio Mario Battaglini (15.00)

Saturday 16 December 2017

Pataro Rugby Calvisano v Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo, Pata Stadium (15.00)

CDUL v Heidelberger RK, Estadio Universitario de Lisboa (15.00)

RC Batumi v Timisoara Saracens, Rugby Arena (15.00)

Rugby Petrarca v Rugby Viadana, Impianti Sportivi Memo Geremia (15.00)

Pool A
Pl W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB
LB
Pts
Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo Delta (Italy) 1 1 0 0 31 27 4 4 4 1 0 5
Timisoara Saracens (Romania)
1 1 0 0 29 25 4 2 1 0 0

4

Heidelberger RK (Germany)
1 1 0 0 23 19 4 2 3 0 0 4
Rugby Viadana (Italy) 1 0 0 1 14 19 -5 2 3 0 1 1

Pool B Pl W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB
LB
Pts
CDUL (Portugal) 1 1 0 0 19 14 5 3 2 0 0 4
RC Batumi (Georgia) 1 0 0 1 27 31 -4 4 4 1 1 2
Pataro Rugby Calvisano (Italy)
1 0 0 1 19 23 -4 3 2 0 1 1
Rugby Petrarca (Italy)
1 0 0 1 25 29 -4 1 2 0 1 1

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