Hope you all had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend celebrating and remembering those that have served the United States of America. On Saturday, Mystic River Rugby Club played two matches to open up the New England Free Jacks’ Military Appreciation Day, where the Free Jacks would ultimately win their match, over the Toronto Arrows, 14-12.
On Saturday, May 15th, Mystic River held its first full-day rugby event at Pine Banks Park since fall, 2019, and what a beautiful day it wound up being. Mystic River Youth Rugby started off the day bright and early with a fast & informative youth clinic. The kids had a great time, and it was a perfect way to commence “Club Day.” Two Mystic men’s matches were set to follow up the clinic, and a pitch-side barbecue was there to feed the traveling teams and the Mystic faithful!
This past weekend, Mystic River hosted its first and last triple-header of the spring season at Pine Banks. The Old Boys kicked the day off against the Greyhounds, followed by the NERFU Playoff match vs. the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, which was then followed by the first MLR match at Pine Banks vs. the Ontario Arrows.
So far this spring, Mystic River’s D1 side has played Rugby United New York (RUNY) twice and have seen a drastic difference in the two matches. In the first match, Mystic River didn’t fare so well and the result was a 0-50 loss to RUNY out at Gaelic Park in the Bronx, NY.