Mystic River Collegiate Selects

Annually, Mystic River fields a select team consisting of the best collegiate rugby players from the Northeast and beyond. After tryouts and training, the team travels to Montreal, Canada competing against one of the very best Canadian U23 teams, the Voyageurs of Lower Ontario.

For the sixth year in a row, the Mystic Collegiate Selects will be traveling to Montreal, Quebec on Friday, June 14th to take on the Voyageurs of Lower Ontario!

To find the best collegiate talent, we will be holding try-outs at Pine Banks Park starting in June. If you are interested in trying out, or know of any collegiate players who would be great additions to the Mystic family, please contact Phil Baker-Coe by April 30th.

The schedule for the 2019 Mystic Collegiate Selects combine and try-outs will be as follows:

All training sessions will be at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA

Saturday, June 1st from 12 – 2 pm (Arrive by 11:30 am)

Tuesday, June 4th from 8 – 10 pm

Thursday, June 6th from 8 – 10 pm

Saturday, June 8th from 12 – 2 pm

Tuesday, June 11th from 8 – 10 pm

Thursday, June 13 from 7 – 9 pm

 

Visit mysticrugby.com/collegiate-selects for more information.

Mystic U19 Winter HS Development Camps

The Mystic River Rugby U19 program is pleased to announce that we will be offering seven High School 15s Development Camps this winter, throughout December, February, and March. Registration is open to any local players currently enrolled in High School. The first camp will be on Sunday, December 30, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm at The Edge Sports Center of Bedford (191 Hartwell Rd. in Bedford). Additional dates will be February 10th, 17th, and 24th and March 3rd, 17th, and 24th.

The Northeast Academy will conduct a player identification clinic during the February 17th session. No additional registration required.

Registration for all seven Camps is $125. If you are interested please complete this form and Venmo $125 to Coach Mort Sullivan at @Primerugby or bring a check made out to Coach Sullivan to the first session on 12/30.

Mystics Selected for New England Free Jacks

RiderMajor League Rugby has officially arrived in the Northeast with the announcement of The New England Free Jacks. While they will not formally enter the MLR until the 2020 season, they have quickly assembled a team and will travel north today to take on the Ontario Arrows at the Wanderer’s grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The historic squad will be led by Mystic Rugby Head Coach Josh Smith and assistant coach Kareem Afifi and will feature 15 former or current Mystic players in the inaugural lineup.

Tune in to watch the match LIVE at 1:00PM ET on The Free Jacks Facebook page.

New England Free Jacks Roster

1. Luke Schlotman | Life | USA
2. Diego Maquieira | Mystic River | USA
3. Anthony Parry | NYAC | USA
4. Ronan McCusker | Mystic River | USA/Ireland
5. Jackson Thiebes | Mystic River | USA
6. Owen Hundt | Mystic River | USA
7. Matt Hughston (C) | Charlotte | USA
8. Chris Frazier | Mystic River | USA
9. Erik Thompson | Mystic River | USA
10. Ben Cima | Rocky Gorge | USA
11. Christian Adams | Mystic River | USA
12. Tadhg Leader (VC) | St. Louis Royals | USA/Ireland
13. Peter Lupton | Boston Irish Wolfhounds | USA/England
14. Steve Dazzo | Mystic River | USA
15. Danny Collins | Boston Irish Wolfhounds | USA

16. Stephen Hinshaw | Mystic River | USA
17. David McKenna | Mystic River | USA
18. Sean Moran | Boston Irish Wolfhounds | USA
19. Myles McQuone | Fairfield Yankees | USA
20. Thor Lafromboise | Mystic River | USA
21. Jon Kokinda | Mystic River | USA
22. Ian Luciano | Mystic River | USA
23. Jihad Khabir | Mystic River | USA

New England Free Jacks Staff
Head Coach: Josh Smith
Technical Advisor: James Willocks
Assistant Coach: Kareem Afifi
Physical Therapist: Brian Davis
Operations: Owen Scannell
Manager: Ben Nathan
Media: Andrew Park

Christopher Frazier selected to USA 7s Preseason Tour

A huge congratulations to Christopher Frazier, who has been selected to represent the USA 7s team in the AF International Sevens tournament in Manchester, UK. Chris has been a stand out player for Mystic River in both 15s and 7s, most recently captaining the 7s team to a 3rd place finish at the National Championship tournament in August.

Christopher has been a regular invite to USA 7s camps this year. He also was selected to the USA Falcons development squad earlier this summer at the Rugbytown Sevens tournament in Glendale, CO. Although the Manchester tournament is uncapped, Christopher will get an opportunity to play along side World Series regulars and many who represented the USA during the Olympics.

When asked what it meant to be selected Christopher said, “To represent the US in Manchester means everything. A lot of hard work and sacrifice has been put in for this opportunity, and I’m ready to have a crack with the boys.”

To read more about the team and tournament, visit https://bit.ly/2OWJoaB

Best of luck, Christopher!

GO BLUE!!!

Chris Frazier scoring in 7s

Chris Frazier scoring in 7s

D2 Mystic Barbarians continue undefeated streak vs Amoskeag

This past weekend the D2 Mystic Barbarians hosted Amoskeag RFC, while the ARP Mystic River side traveled to New York to take on NYAC.

The Mystic Barbarians earned a commanding win over Amoskeag to the tune of 48-5. The victory sees the squad undefeated and tied for 1st place in the NERFU standings. Try scorers were Urban Iyo (3x), John Daly (2x), Xhevat Vukel, Dor Pearl, and KC Gordon. Stephen Diamantopoulos was successful from the tee on 4 conversion kicks.

The ARP Mystic River side took on NYAC in a rematch of the D1 National Semi Final, which saw Mystic River squeak out a 26-25 victory on their way to a National Championship. Mystic River ended up coming short 32-40 on this day, however, with tries coming from Stephen Dazzo, Jared Collinson, and Jeff LaFlamme. Spike Armstrong nailed 3/4 conversions and added 2 penalty kicks.

Join us this Saturday, September 29th, at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA for what will be our only double header of the Fall season. The D2 Mystic Barbarians will start the day taking on the Hartford Wanderers at 1:00PM. The ARP Mystic River side will then host rivals Old Blue at 3:00PM. The weather forecast calls for a warm and sunny fall afternoon, which should make for an exciting day of rugby for all.

We look forward to seeing Mystic Nation supporting both sides this weekend!

GO BLUE!!!

This Weekend’s Schedule
1:00PM
: D2 Mystic Barbarians vs Hartford Wanderers
3:00PM: ARP Mystic River vs Old Blue RFC

Next Week
1:00PM: ARP Mystic River @ Life University (Marietta, GA)