Get ready for the 7th Annual Mary Graham All Stars on December 2-3 in Austin, TX at the Rugby Ranch (4107 Nixon Lane), alongside the Austin Huns and Valkyries. Although we had hoped to expand and have the space for additional clubs, unfortunately, they were unable to commit at this time. We will give Cup and Plate awards this year and we remain committed to exploring expansion opportunities to twelve teams in 2024!
In 2023, the reigning champions, Midwest Green, are determined to defend their title. The South Panthers secured a promotion to the Cup after winning the Plate Championship last year. Further rounding out the Cup bracket are Capital and the TRU Toast.Midwest White is transitioning down to the Plate division and is joined by Mid-America, TRU Jam (replacing PNRFU), and introducing Southwest, who is making their tournament debut. Whether you’re joining us in person or tuning in on YouTube, witness the thrilling moments as we crown our Cup and Plate Champions!
See all the results from the 2022 event here.
Join us for thrilling matches, as we continue to develop high-performance rugby players, coaches and referees and showcase the talents of women in the sport. Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry, all matches will be live-streamed on the TRU Youtube page by our partner, Nutmeg Sports Media. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable rugby experience!
Saturday will be packed with thrilling semi-final matches, starting at 10AM and continuing throughout the day. Teams will need to bring their A-game and leave it all on the field if they want a chance to make it to the Championship matches.
The adrenaline-fueled action doesn’t stop there. Sunday will showcase the consolation matches, setting the stage for an intense competition. As the day unfolds, anticipation will build for the highly anticipated championship matches. The culmination of the tournament will be marked by the crowning of the Cup and Plate champions.
Travel & Accomadation
Teams can fly into Austin Bergstrom Airport and make their way to the pitch at Rugby Ranch. To ensure convenient transportation, teams may consider renting vans or buses, providing a comfortable and efficient way to reach the venue and gear up for the exhilarating matches ahead.
We will organize a group of rooms at local hotel with a special discounted rate four our teams. These rooms can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
For a unique and immersive experience, teams have the option to camp at Rugby Ranch, taking advantage of the available running water and compostable toilets. To enjoy this outdoor setting, teams will need to bring their own tents and camping equipment.
We take great pride in the sponsorship and support extended by these fantastic organizations.:
- Texas Rugby Union
- USA Rugby Senior Club Council
- Nutmeg Sports Media
- USA Rugby HP Program
- la Barbecue
- Texas Rugby Referee Association
- USA Rugby HP Referees
- U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation
- “The Mary Graham”
- Booshie Athletic
- Rugby Ninja
About Mary Graham All Stars
Originally initiated in response to the void left by the conclusion of the National All Stars Competition (NASCs) in 2011, formerly known as the Inter-Territorial Tournament (ITTs), the Mary Graham All Stars emerged in 2016 as a revitalized Texas Rugby Union (TRU) All Star Challenge. In 2021, the event was renamed to honor TRU Hall of Fame member Mary Graham, a trailblazer who established the first U23 Texas Rugby Union All Star team in 2001.
Beyond its annual occurrence in December, the Mary Graham All Stars has evolved into a symbol of commitment extending beyond the rugby field. Actively championing women in rugby, we prioritize the development of female referees, with the majority of our teams benefiting from coaching and management by female staff. Additionally, we continue to welcome aspiring female commentators to contribute to the world of broadcasting, playing a pivotal role in the continuous growth of women’s rugby.