Austin Valkyries vs Houston

Combined write-up by Head Coach of the Austin Valkyries, Meg Pace and Forwards Captain, Traci Schmidtke. The Austin Valkyries took 18 B side players (with a few A side helpers) to Woodlands, TX for our second to last match of the season. Before our match the TCU High School and Houston High School teams matched … Read more

USA Rugby Women’s D1 Challenge Matches

An anonymous commenter asked about the Challenge Matches for 2008 so here you go! I have been meaning to write about it for awhile, but hadn’t seen anything updated on the USA site. Challenge Matches for 2008 February 1, 2008: Challenging Territories must officially announce intent to challenge and name teams who will be representing … Read more

West Rugby Action

Just a short update today…. Austin Valkyries 29 Kanasas City Jazz 17 (League Match) Glendale 32 vs Chicago 0 (Thanks Karl!)**Not a challenge match as I thought. More details and pictures of the Valkyries match later. ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY!! Your Scrumhalf Connection – Women’s Rugby Blog. Daily posts about rugby across the world! Read the … Read more

Rugby Here & There – General News

Check this post out for the weird, out of ordinary and just plain cool rugby stories from across the web! Are you ready for RUGBY? The typical rugger’s high fitness level stems in part from the dynamic nature of the game itself. Unlike American football, in which the action stops once a player is tackled, … Read more

Austin Events This Weekend

Austin is jumping with RUGBY!! Saturday, April 12, at Burr Field will be the final league matches for this season against Woodlands RFC. The Blacks (2:00 kick-off) have already clinched a berth in the West Championship Final against Glendale, CO, winner of the West’s Northern League which includes Glendale, Aspen, Denver Highlanders, Boulder, Kansas city … Read more

Texas Rugby Union Women’s Select Trials 2008

Texas Rugby Union Women’s Select Trials 2008 The Houston Athletic Rugby Club will be hosting the TRU Women’s Select Trials this coming Saturday. All players age 18 or older are encouraged to attend. Registration and Check in will begin @ 9am. Please complete the attached Excel sheet accordingly. You can Email or Fax the form … Read more

Rugby Here & There – General News

Just a bit of rugby news here & there, thanks for all the emails! Golf for a fellow RuggerRobert “Red” Brooks, Arlington player and former teammate of Swick, is battling brain cancer. Arlington is holding a golf tournament with proceeds to benefit Red and his family. The tournament will be played on April 10th. If … Read more

Champagne Classic Tournament

Little late on the Champagne Classic Tournament, but better late than never right? Have a funny story, pictures etc about the tournament? Be my tournament correspondent and email me details here! 25th Annual Champagne Classic – March 8th & 9th, 2008 Club Teams 1. Belmont Shore Landsharks2. Berkeley All Blues3. Boston Women4. Chico State5. Coast … Read more