continental shield


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continental shield

n.
See shield.
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In between those two fixtures Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park Stadium will play host to the European Rugby Continental Shield on Saturday lunchtime, which will be contested by the two teams chasing qualification for the following season's European Challenge Cup.
St James' Park will stage the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, with Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park Stadium also hosting the final of the European Rugby Continental Shield - a feeder competition for the Challenge Cup - on the weekend of May 10-11, 2019.
Newcastle will host European rugby's showpiece weekend in May 2019 when the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and European Rugby Continental Shield are all held in the city.
Captain Mark Wilson chipped in with one of five Newcastle tries, his side battling back from seven points down against the European Continental Shield holders.
ENISEI-STM Coach: Alexander Pervukhin Key men: Yuri Baranov, Iurii Kushnarev, David Kacharava Form guide: Secured their place in the Challenge Cup for a third successive year as Continental Shield winners, beating fellow Russians Krasny Yar 36-8 in the final at Murrayfield.
With a lengthy cold water coast, a narrow coastal plain ascending to a considerably elevated escarpment which leads to a quite level plateau extending across the extent of the continental shield, we are already apart from other continents.
In between those two fixtures, Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park Stadium will play host to the European Rugby Continental Shield on Saturday lunchtime, which will be contested by the two teams chasing qualification for the following season's European Challenge Cup.

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