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.
This Saturday, Mystic River Rugby Club debuts in Major League Rugby with an exhibition against Rugby United New York (RUNY) at Gaelic Park in the Bronx at 7 PM EST. This is the first opportunity Mystic has to play at the professional level.
This past weekend, Mystic River hosted Newport and Old Blue in a NERFU-ARP doubleheader at Pine Banks. Mystic’s D2 side last saw Newport in the playoffs, where the Barbarians squeaked out a 31-25 victory, crowning them NERFU champs. Two weeks ago, the ARP side dropped a tough match, 24-97, to Old Blue down in Randall’s Island, this time, hoping for a true home field advantage in their last meeting of the fall season.
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