Last week, Mystic River travelled to NYC to compete in the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championship with aspirations to capture both the 15s National Championship and 7s National Championship. Mystic River had two great days of fast-paced rugby action!
In the 2018 USA Club Rugby 7s National Championship Quarter Finals, Mystic River Rugby Club was down 17-5 v. Metropolis Rugby Club with 4 minutes left on the clock when an EPIC COMEBACK unfolded .
Jared Collinson put down a try to get it to 17-10 and then Adnan Kawuma put down a try to tie the match up. With only time left for one more kick off, the final sequence of play unfolded with Akinola Raymond giving solid defense and Christopher Frazier putting down the game winning try!
Unfortunately, the Mystics were unable to use the momentum in the Semi-Finals dropping the match to the eventual Gold Medal Winning Bulldogs Rugby 7-15.
But in traditional Mystic fashion, the team bounced back in the Bronze Medal Match against the Denver Barbarians. Standout player of the tournament, 19 year-old Jerone Pantor sealed the victory against Denver with a 50m try. Pantor had two tries in the match along with Sam Sirrel’s try. This gave Mystic River a 19-12 victory capturing the Bronze Medal in the National 7s Tournament!
On Saturday, the Mystics defeated Belmont Shore by a score of 25-24 to win the 2018 USA Rugby Men’s Division 1 Club Championship!
We are so thankful to Mystic Nation and all of our sponsors especially Jim Beam and Coors Light! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Mystic River Rugby Club is the 2018 USA Rugby Men’s Division 1 Eastern Club Champions and have advanced to the USA Rugby National Championship on June 2nd in Glendale, Colorado!
This past Saturday, the Mystics defeated the Norfolk Blues
in the Elite Eight 36-22
) and on Sunday matched up against long time rival NYAC
in the Final Four (watch here
). After several NYAC intercept tries, the Mystics found themselves down 5-22 at halftime but came out of the break focused and determined and put together a comeback for the history books to defeat NYAC 26-25
at full time!
Mystic River will now face Belmont Shore RFC (Long Beach, CA) on June 2nd, 2018 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado kicking off at 7:00 PM Mountain / 9:00 PM Eastern.
We are encouraging all of Mystic Nation to travel to Glendale to support the club’s attempt at a 2nd National Championship in three years!
We have reserved a room block for our fans at the Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek (600 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246), just a short walk to the stadium. The group base rate is $132 per night and can be booked using one of the following methods by Monday, May 28.
- Call the hotel at (303) 754-9800 to make your reservations using the group name Mystic River Rugby Fan Block.
- Book online at www.hgicherrycreek.com. On the left side of the page under “Narrow Your Results”, click on “Have a Special Code” and enter the Group Code MYSTIC and a new option on the right side will appear with the group name and group rate.
See you in Colorado!
Register for High School Summer 7s by end of day Wednesday to avoid any additional costs!
Early bird registration (paid by May 16th) is just $110. Registration includes a Mystic River warm-up shirt. Financial assistance is available.
High School Boys leaving grades 9-12 can train at Pine Banks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm – 8:30pm from June 19th through July 31st; and at Lincoln-Sudbury High School on Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 from June 18th through July 30th
Games on select Saturdays and some Sundays throughout June and July.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.mysticrugby.com/highschoolrugby. For any other assistance please email Thomas Clark at [email protected].