Timisoara Saracens' opponents of the 2017/18 European Competition Continental Shield revealed




The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have confirmed on their official website www.epcrugby.com the format and the clubs which will compete in the 2017/18 Continental Shield European Competition for the two places in the Challenge Cup 2018/19 season 


The aim of the European Rugby 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 secure two valuable places in the 2018/19 Challenge Cup.


This season's competition features clubs which have qualified from the domestic leagues of Rugby Europe member unions, Georgia, Portugal, Germany and Romania, as well as four representatives from the Italian Eccellenza.


The eight participating clubs will compete in two pools with each club in Pool A playing once against each club in Pool B.

The two pool winners will then play off against Russia's Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar on a home and away basis to decide which two clubs will qualify for the 2018/19 Challenge Cup.

In addition, the two qualifiers will play a final match as part of EPCR's Bilbao Finals weekend.


The Continental Shield is organised by EPCR in conjunction with Rugby Europe and the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR).


The pools and the clubs confirmed are:

Pool A

Timisoara Saracens, Romania

Femmi-CZ Rugby Rovigo Delta, Italy

Viadana Rugby, Italy

Heidelberger RuderKlub , Germany


Pool B

Calvisano Rugby, Italy

RC Batumi, Georgia

CDUL Rugby, Portugal

Petrarca Rugby, Italy

Timisoara Saracens will compete against the teams in Pool B.





© Copyright 2018 RCM mvt