SHIELD WEST 2010
The European Shield was split into East and West groups in 2010 following the re-organisation of the European Cup into a four-team format, and the subsequent re-introduction of Serbia to this third tier of competition.
The Serbs maintained their 100% record in the competition and captured a second title, following their 2007 triumph.
Germany showed improvement, turning in a combative performance against the experienced Serbians in Belgrade, while a disastrous campaign for the Czechs triggered a raft of major reformations within the CZRLA and the organisation of the sport in Czech Republic.
SHIELD EAST 2010
The European Shield was split into East and West groups in 2010 following the re-introduction of the Russian national team after a two-year hiatus and the re-organisation of the European Cup into a four-team competition.
The Bears proved too strong for swiftly improving Ukraine and Baltic minnows Latvia, conceding only 18 points in the tournament to take Russia’s first silverware since the 2004 Victory Cup.