After a dominant Northeast 7s season, the Mystics have clinched their spot in the USA Rugby National Sweet 16 with two 25+ point victories at the Blazing 7s in New Jersey! The Mystics will be travelling to Des Moines, Iowa for the tournament on August 8-9. Given their strong showing in the Northeast competition, the Mystics are looking to make a serious run at Nationals this year. As part of that effort we want to support the guys on the squad by ensuring that the trip is not a huge financial burden for them.
We are running an IndieGoGo campaign to help raise money towards the overall costs of the trip, and are asking all Mystic supporters to help by donating any and all amounts, AND by spreading the word about the campaign. We are hoping to get donations of all amounts – you can donate $5, $10, $20 or as much as you can. Continue reading →
The Mystics switched gears over the weekend, going from a Saturday with four sevens teams to a Sunday with a 10s team at Acton. The Mystics came away from Acton with their second trophy of the weekend after beating UMass Rugby Alumni 24-5 in the final.
The Mystics won the Hell Gate 7s on Saturday to take the lead in the NRU standings after two of four qualifying tournaments.
The Mystics beat the Connecticut Bulldogs 31-26 in the final to claim their first cup victory of the season. Highlights from the final below are thanks to Next Level Rugby, who have been providing lots of footage from the NRU qualifiers this season.
MALDEN, MA – The Mystic River Rugby Collegiate Select XV will be traveling to Montreal, Quebec on Friday, June 19 to take on the Lower Canada Voyageurs for their third annual rugby contest. The 25 members of the Collegiate Select squad were selected following two weeks of tryouts hosted at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA. The player pool consists of players who attend a variety of colleges across the country. The Lower Canada Voyageurs are a representative U19 side drawn from Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Continue reading →