A couple weekends ago, Mystic River Rugby Club hosted Worcester & NYAC for the first doubleheader of the season. Mystic River’s Division 2 Barbarian side hosted Worcester RFC in their first meeting since the spring playoff match in Worcester, where the Barbarians stood triumphant after 100 minutes of rugby, 34-20. With redemption in the hearts & minds of Worcester, Mystic showed up knowing that there was a target on their back. Following the Worcester matchup, which included a B-side showdown, Mystic River’s ARP side took to the pitch opposite ARP-rival, NYAC. The last time these two teams had met was also a spring playoff match, in the Elite 8 in Pittsburgh, where Mystic was defeated 14-32. Continue reading
This past weekend, Mystic River Rugby Club opened up its fall 2017 season with matches on both Saturday and Sunday, against long-time local rival, Boston RFC, and a touring side from Oxford University. On Saturday, Mystic River’s Division 2 Barbarian side hosted Boston RFC in a highly-anticipated matchup. After bumping down to Division 2, Boston came to Pine Banks with the smell of vengeance under their noses after losing to the Mystic ARP side 86-0 & 87-0 in the fall 2016 season.
This past weekend, Mystic River’s Division 1 team travelled to Pittsburgh, PA to compete in the National Championship Semifinals. Unfortunately, the team’s National Championship title defense came to a halt with a loss to NYAC in the Elite Eight. Continue reading
This past Saturday, the Division 1 Mystics lost a tough battle against Glendale RFC at Pine Banks and the Division 2 Mystic Barbarians were knocked out of the playoffs with a loss against Morris RFC. Continue reading