MANHATTAN, NY – As the sun set on the banks of the Hudson, nine different players scored ten tries as the Mystics crushed Old Blue 61-3 in the first day of the NRU Seeding Tournament. In the earlier match, Long Island upset undefeated METNY Champions White Plains in a tight contest.
The Mystics have sponsored local BC High School junior, Alex Brussard as he captains the U17 USA Eagles on their tour to England March 26th to April 7th. The U17 Eagles will play in the Millfield International Rugby Festival against Romania, Portugal and England.
PINE BANKS – The Mystics hosted Burlington (the NERFU Div-2 Runner Ups) in a friendly as both teams prepare for their respective divisional playoff matches. Both the First and Second XV’s were looking good as the Mystics secured two wins for the afternoon.
By Alex Goff
It was mostly the weekend of the New Yorkers as three out of the four winners in the Northeast DI club quarterfinals this weekend were from the MetNY RFU. Long Island defeated Amoskeag 28-15, Old Blue eked by Albany 7-6, and White Plains hit Worcester hard 46-11. The only New England team to win Saturday was Mystic River, which downed New York Manhattan 25-3. “All wins are good, but this one meant a lot to the club, both players and supporters alike” said Mystic captain Pat Doherty. The win means Mystic is back in the CR4 playoffs.