MRRC 45th Anniversary Celebration – September 7, 2019

Mystic Nation,

We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday, September 7th, to celebrate 45 years of Mystic Rugby!

Tickets are still available until Friday for a discounted price of $60.  This gets you a drink coupon as well as various appetizers and entrees served buffet style. Tickets will be available at the door for $75.

Link for tickets:

Itinerary for Saturday, 9/7:

10:30am – Mystic D2 v. Worcester @ Pine Banks Park, Malden
12:00pm – B-Side v. Worcester B Side
2:30pm – Mystic Elite Cup v. ATL @ Pine Banks Park, Malden
4:30pm – Post Match Celebrations @ John Brewer’s Tavern, Malden, MA
8:00pm – 45th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration @ Glass House, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

We look forward to seeing you all there!


MRRC 7s 2019 Nationals Schedule & Link to Watch

Mystic Nation,

We hope you’re as excited as we are for your Mystic River Men’s 7s team to be traveling to Kansas City, MO for USA Club Rugby 7s Nationals!

While the boys are traveling, we thought we’d reach out with some information regarding the tournament. The format is a two-day tournament, Saturday August 10th with finals Sunday August 11th.

The schedule is as follows:
Match 1: 10:20AM CT v. Washington Athletic Club (Field 2)
Match 2: 1:20PM CT v. NAV 7s (Stadium)
Match 3: 4:20pm CT v. Park City Haggis (Stadium)

For those who would like to watch the matches, USA Rugby has partnered with FLORugby, a for-pay streaming service. Link:

Finally, trips to several Nationals events, in both 7s and 15s, comes at a large cost to the club.  Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for the trip.


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 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