continental shield


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continental shield

[¦känt·ən¦ent·əl ′shēld]
(engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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RUGBY'S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP 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.
The 3pm kick-off sees the Falcons homing in on a European Challenge Cup quarter-final spot after winning all four of their pool games to date, but MacLeod knows they will face a fierce, confrontational challenge against the Continental Shield winners.
Mike Adamson of Scotland will be in the middle for the meeting of Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar in the all-Russian Continental Shield final at the BT Murrayfield complex on the Saturday lunchtime.
Paying full respect to the Russian champions and reigning European Continental Shield holders, Ward said: "Enisei aren't mugs and we went through all their games as we would do for any team.
He added: "We are looking forward to working with the team at Kingston Park and to seeing more top-class rugby, especially with the announcement that Newcastle will be hosting the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and European Rugby Continental Shield in 2019.
Many lie on very ancient continental shields, Precambrian rock that is geologically stable and less eroded than much of the rest of the planet.

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