Texas Women’s Representative: Traci Schmidtke
D1 Club (Austin Valkyries)
This league is part of the USA Rugby National Club Series and is part of the Competitive Region 2. This region merged the Women’s West and Midwest teams into one region. The league was started in 2009 and 2011 was the first season of cross TU league play. There will be no TU playoffs or CR2 crossover tournaments with this new format. Rankings will be determined on a point system.
D2 Club (Dallas Diablos, Dallas Harlequins & Houston)
In 2009 USA Rugby adopted the D2 Club Competition for the first time. Until this year the league was very loose for the West. 2011 marks the beginning of a new West league system. West D2 women will continue to participate in a West Championship tournament. Unlike the last two years, the West Championship will not be open to any team.
*2012 – The Texas D2 teams have elected not to participate in the West D2 league. They are instead playing within Texas for the Texas Cup.