Rugby League European Championship B

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European Championship B
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Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Central Europe Development Tri-Nations
Inaugural season 2006
Number of teams 6
Region Europe (RLEF)
Champions  Serbia
Most titles  Serbia (3 titles)
Related competition European Championship
European Championship C

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.


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


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 3 2010 2015
 Serbia 3 2010 2015
 Ukraine 2 2010 2015
  • Bold- team still participates


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

Total wins

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

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