Barbarians Win Big, Division 1 Loses to Oxford

This past weekend, Mystic River Rugby Club opened up its fall 2017 season with matches on both Saturday and Sunday, against long-time local rival, Boston RFC, and a touring side from Oxford University. On Saturday, Mystic River’s Division 2 Barbarian side hosted Boston RFC in a highly-anticipated matchup. After bumping down to Division 2, Boston came to Pine Banks with the smell of vengeance under their noses after losing to the Mystic ARP side 86-0 & 87-0 in the fall 2016 season.

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Mystic River Wins Big at Pine Banks

This past Saturday at Pine Banks Park, Mystic River Rugby Club came away with two lopsided victories. The first game of the day was between Mystic’s Division 2 Barbarians and Amoskeag RFC in a NERFU league match. The Barbarians came away victorious, winning the game 73-24. After the victory, Mystic River’s Division 1 side hosted its first ever ARP match at Pine Banks and shut out Boston RFC, 86-0. Continue reading

Mystics Victorious Over Boston

mystic_vs_boston_58_13After seven long years without a win over Boston, the Mystics made an emphatic statement on Saturday with a 58-13 walloping of their long-time rivals. It was especially sweet on the heels of the Mystics’ 63-0 drubbing of the Wolfhounds the previous weekend, as the Mystics have clearly indicated that they are very much in the hunt for national recognition this year.

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