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European Cup

Until 1996 a European Championship was only competed between the three nations ENG, FRA and WAL (WAL except 1955/56) and additionally an international selection (INT) in the years 1949/50 - 1955/56. Restarting the competition by the RLEF three new teams IRL, RUS and SCO were involved in 2003.
Since 2008 onwards, there was also a second tier (European Championship B until 2013 European Shield) and third tier (European Championship C until 2013 European Bowl) division below the elite division of the top nations (now called European Cup). The winners of the European Cup has the right to participate in the Four Nations Tournament if it is organized in the northern hemisphere.
Since 2003 England as the European powerhouse did not longer participate with its first side.

Champions Final Runners-up Third place
European Championship
1935, Jan 01 - Apr 10 single round ENG --- FRA WAL
1935, Nov 23 - 1936, Feb 16 single round WAL --- ENG FRA
1936, Nov 07 - 1937, Apr 10 single round WAL --- ENG FRA
1938, Jan 29 - Apr 02 single round WAL --- ENG FRA
1938, Nov 05 - 1939, Apr 16 single round FRA --- WAL ENG
1945, Nov 24 - 1946, Mar 24 single round ENG --- FRA WAL
1946, Oct 12 - 1947, May 17 home & away ENG --- WAL FRA
1947, Sep 20 - 1948, Apr 11 home & away ENG --- FRA WAL
1948, Sep 22 - 1949, Apr 10 home & away FRA --- ENG WAL
1949, Sep 19 - 1950, Mar 01 single round ENG --- INT WAL
1950, Oct 14 - 1951, Apr 15 single round FRA --- INT ENG
1951, Sep 19 - 1952, Apr 23 single round FRA --- ENG INT
1952, Sep 17 - 1953, Apr 15 single round INT --- WAL ENG
1953, Sep 16 - Dec 13 single round ENG --- INT FRA
1955, Sep 17 - 1956, May 10 single round INT --- FRA ENG
1969, Oct 18 - 1970, Mar 15 home & away ENG --- FRA WAL
1975, Jan 19 - Feb 25 single round ENG --- WAL FRA
1977, Jan 29 - Mar 20 single round FRA --- WAL ENG
1978, Jan 15 - May 28 single round ENG --- WAL FRA
1979, Feb 04 - Mar 24 single round ENG --- FRA WAL
1980, Jan 26 - Mar 16 single round ENG --- FRA WAL
1981, Jan 31 - Mar 18 single round FRA --- ENG WAL
1995, Feb 01 - Mar 05 single round WAL --- ENG FRA
1996, Jun 05 - 26 single round ENG --- WAL FRA
2003, Nov 15 Warrington ENG ENG A 68:6 FRA ---
European Nations Championship
2004, Nov 07 Warrington ENG ENG A 36:12 IRL ---
2005, Nov 05 Carcassonne FRA FRA 38:16 WAL ---
European Cup
2009, Nov 08 Bridgend WAL WAL 28:16 SCO LIB
2010, Oct 09 - 24 single round WAL --- FRA SCO
2012, Oct 14-28 single round ENG Knights --- IRL SCO
2014, Oct 17 - Nov 02 single round SCO --- FRA IRL
2015, Oct 16 - Nov 07 single round WAL --- FRA IRL
European Championship
2018, Oct 27 - Nov 11 single round FRA --- WAL IRL


Amateur Four Nations (defunct)

The second sides of IRL, SCO and WAL along with ENG Lionhearts contested for the Amateur Four Nations. The competition was always played in a single round format.

Champions Runners-up Third place
2002, Jun 15 - Sep 15 WAL ENG IRL
2003, Jun 21 - Sep 14 WAL ENG SCO
2004, May 15 - Sep 12 WAL SCO ENG
2005, Jun 12 - Sep 11 WAL SCO ENG
2006, Jun 03 - Sep 10 ENG IRL WAL
2007, Jun 16 - Aug 19 WAL IRL ENG
2008, Jun 21 - Sep 06 WAL SCO IRL
2009, Jun 13 - Aug 08 WAL IRL SCO
2010, Jun 12 - Aug 14 SCO ENG WAL
2011, Jun 25 - Aug 13 WAL SCO ENG
2012, Jun 23 - Aug 11 ENG SCO WAL


U-19 European Championship

Champions Final Runners-up Third place
Junior European Championship
2006, Jul 05 - 12 Le Barcares FRA FRA 52:0 ENG IRL
2008, Sep 01 - 05 Praha CZE WAL 38:24 FRA ENG
U-19 European Championship
2018, Aug 05-11 Beograd SRB FRA 26:24 ENG WAL

2008 = U18

Youth European Championship (U16) (defunct)

Champions Final Runners-up Third place
2007, Jun 27 - Jul 08 Beograd SRB ENG 14:12 FRA European Celts
2009, Aug 18 - 22 Beograd SRB ENG --- FRA WAL

European Celts = international selection



Last modified: 08.12.2018