Mystic U-19’s Successful Tour of Ireland

By Dave Rudzinsky

The Young Mystics spent winter break on a rugby-filled tour of Ireland. This was the second consecutive U-19 tour and it looks like it could become an annual tradition for the boys in blue. George Hook and our friends at Irish Rugby Tours put together an amazing itinerary for the boys highlighted by 3 competitive matches with top Irish sides, 3 training sessions with professional coaches, 2 Pro 12 matches and lots of sightseeing opportunities.

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Mystic Attends High School All-American Camp
By Maureen Mullen

Chris Laughlin was a late addition to the USA Rugby High School All-American winter camp that was held in Tempe, Ariz., last week. The St. John’s Prep senior received his invitation in late November, nearly two months after the majority of the other players. The invite, though, came just days after his 11-point, attention-getting performance for his club team, Mystic River, in a 21-7 win over the Boston Irish Wolfhounds for the Division 1 Northeast championship.

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Mystic U19 Tour Ireland

Mystic River U-19 Eagles RugbyMALDEN, MA – This Saturday Feb 19, 2011 20 young Mystics between the ages of 16 and 18 will head to Ireland for a week of rugby. The boys will play 3 matches against top Irish youth programs and will attend training sessions with top Irish international coaches. The tour will begin in Dublin with matches against Balbriggan and Suttonians and end in Galway with a match against the Buccaneers. Coaches Buzz, JR and Mully will accompany the team along with a few brave parents. The boys will also have an opportunity to experience Irish culture and sightseeing with the highlight being a Magners League professional match between Leinster and Bennetton Treviso.

Mystic U-19 Take Seacoast 7s Title

PEMBROKE, NH – The Mystic River U-19 Rugby Team won their second title of their inaugural season by dominating the opposition in the Third Annual Seacoast 7s Rugby Tournament.

Led by Mass U-19 Select Side players Aaron Smith, Brian Garey, Matt Maloney and Mike Rudzinsky, the Mystic Eagles beat Worcester 44-7 and U. Maine 28-12 to earn a spot in the U-19 finals where they beat Seacoast by 38-5 to win the cup. Former USA Eagle U-17 Captain Alex Brussard also had a great performance, playing for the Mystic’s U-19, Open, Social and ‘Sumo’ sides. Special Mention to young Max Rudzinsky who ran touch judge for eight matches.

For more information on Mystic River Eagles U-19 rugby team or Mystic Youth Rugby Program, view the links in the main Youth Rugby menu or visit the Facebook group.