2011 NERFU Div 1 Final Standings

Team P W L D PF PA PD BP Points
Boston RFC [x] 6 6 0 0 314 34 280 5 29
Mystic River (1) 6 4 2 0 150 155 -5 4 20
Wolfhounds (2) 6 4 2 0 180 91 89 4 20
South Shore (3) 6 3 3 0 196 125 71 4 16
New Haven 6 3 3 0 116 202 -86 1 13
Amoskeag 6 1 5 0 96 250 -154 0 4
Hartford 6 0 6 0 65 240 -175 2 2

(x) = Clinched playoff spot
[x] = Ineligible for playoffs
For official up-to-date standings visit www.nerfu.org.

Mystics Claim #1 NERFU Playoff Seed

HARTFORD, CT – The boys traveled to Hartford on Saturday, trailing the Boston Irish Wolfhounds by 3 points in the standings and tied with South Shore, who owned the head to head tie-breaker. Shortly after kickoff, extremely heavy snow began falling and play deteriorated in the blizzard-like conditions. Having put up 3 tries and knowing they needed the bonus point, the Mystics fiercely attacked the Hartford goal line but to their credit, Hartford held strong and denied the bonus. Mystic prevailed 19-10 but were unsure where that put them in the final standings.

Then the news came in… New Haven, well suited to wet weather rugby, was able to upset South Shore 26-7. And Boston was able to hold off the Hounds 3-0 in icy rain. The Hounds got the loss bonus point, which brought them even with Mystic in the final standings, but the Mystics 40-22 defeat of the Hounds in Week 4 gave them the tie-breaker advantage and sole claim to the #1 playoff seed!!

Now, the Mystics get a crossover BYE and will play again when they HOST the NRU Finals at Pine Banks Nov 19-20 to determine seeding for the spring CR4 crossovers with MARFU.

Mark November 19 and 20 in BLUE on all of your calendars and plan on supporting the boys as they attempt to win the Northeast Championship two years in a row!!

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Mystics Defeat Hounds to Win 2011 Briar Cup

PINE BANKS PARK, MA – Mystic River and The Boston Irish Wolfhounds battled on Saturday for the first chance to engrave their names on the Briar Cup. The Briar Cup will be awarded to the winner of this cross-town rival match each year and displayed in the victor’s home pub in Boston.

The Wolfhounds used their dominant size and power to maul through the Mystics forwards for two early tries and a 12-0 lead. However, the Mystics backs had yet to be heard from. When they finally got their hands on the ball, it was lights out for the Hounds as the Mystics blazed their way to 33 unanswered points behind 3 tries from Mystic Man of the Match, Chris Tofte, along with a try each for Evin O’Driscoll, Adnan Kawuma, and Nate Fox. When the dust had settled, the Mystics cruised to a 40-22 final win, the first Briar Cup Championship and bragging rights too.

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2011 Briar Cup This Saturday

PINE BANKS PARK, MA – This Saturday will be our Mystics Homecoming Day and will feature an Old Boys game at NOON as well as the first Annual Briar Cup Match against the undefeated Boston Irish Wolfhounds and a share of the NERFU lead at 1:00pm. Our own undefeated Killer B’s will boot up against the Hounds B side at 2:30pm.

After a short break, the Briar Cup trophy will be awarded to the winner later that evening by our sponsor, The Briar Group, at our post match drink-up at The Green Briar Pub in Brighton at 6:00pm. Come join us for a great day of rugby and later for the post match celebration that evening too.

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