Updated November 21, 2023
Get ready for an action-packed weekend of rugby as we proudly announce the confirmed teams and event information for the 7th Annual Mary Graham All Stars tournament, taking place on December 2-3, 2023, in Austin, TX. This thrilling event will be hosted at the Rugby Ranch, in collaboration with the Austin Huns.
While we had initially hoped to welcome additional clubs, we regret to inform you that they were unable to commit this year. Nevertheless, we remain dedicated to exploring expansion opportunities and will do that if twelve teams are interested 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.
The Mary Graham All Stars tournament has always been a platform for the development of high-performance rugby players, coaches, and referees while showcasing the incredible talents of women in the sport. If you can’t join us in person, don’t worry! All matches will be live-streamed on the TRU Youtube page, courtesy of our partner, Nutmeg Sports Media. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable rugby experience!
Saturday will feature thrilling semi-final matches, commencing at 10:00 AM and continuing throughout the day. Teams will need to bring their A-game and leave it all on the field for a chance to reach the Championship matches. 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!
The adrenaline-fueled action continues on Sunday with consolation matches, building anticipation for the highly anticipated championship matches. The tournament culminates with the crowning of the Cup and Plate champions.
- Match 1: 10:00 AM – Midwest Green vs. South Panthers (Cup SF)
- Match 2: 12:00 PM – MARFU vs. Southwest (Plate SF)
- Match 3: 2:00 PM – Capital vs. TRU Toast (Cup SF)
- Match 4: 3:30 PM – Midwest White vs. TRU Jam (Plate SF)
- Match 5: 9:00 AM – Pkate Consolation
- Match 6: 10:45 AM – Cup Consolation
- Match 7: 12:30 PM – Plate Championship
- Match 8: 2:15 PM – Cup Championship
Travel & Accommodation
Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we approach the 2023 MG All Stars tournament! For the latest news and information, please visit our website at https://texasrugbyunion.com/2023-mary-graham-all-stars/.
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.