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2002–03 European Shield

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Tournament format(s)  Knockout
Matches played  29
Teams  16
Countries  France  Italy  Romania  Spain  Wales
Date  6 December 2002 - 25 May 2003
Attendance  44,380 (1,530 per match)

The 2002–03 European Shield (known as the Parker Pen Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 1st season of the European Shield, Europe's third tier club rugby union competition below the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup. A total of 16 teams participated, representing five different countries.

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This competition was contested between the first round losers from the 2002–03 European Challenge Cup. The structure of the competition was a purely knockout format; teams played each other on a home and away basis, with the aggregate points winner proceeding to the next round. The final was a single leg.

The competition began on 6 December 2002 and culminated in the final at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on 25 May 2003. Castres Olympique secured a victory over Caerphilly in the final and picked up their first piece of European Club silverware.

Teams

This competition was contested between the 16 first round losers from the 2002–03 European Challenge Cup.

1st Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

2nd Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

1st Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

2nd Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

1st Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

2nd Leg

All kickoff times are local to the match location.

References

2002–03 European Shield Wikipedia


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