ARP falls short to Old Blue, Barbarians remain undefeated

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.

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Mystic U17 and U19 Go Undefeated at Newport 7s

NEWPORT, RI – The Mystic U17 and U19 teams brought home two trophies after both teams went unbeaten at the Newport 7s on Sunday. The boys beat teams from the Wolfhounds, Boston and Berkshire en route to claiming their tournament victories, and set the tone for what should be a great summer of rugby. Additional congratulations are also in order for Brian Barrett and Kevin Batting, who were both awarded tournament MVP honors!

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Mystic Barbarians Clinch Sweet 16 Berth

AMESBURY, MA – The Mystics came out all guns blazing in the D2 NERFU Championship against Newport on Sunday morning, but had to dig deep in the second half to claim a hard-fought 20-17 victory and extend their unbeaten record out to 11-0-1. After their grueling Sunday, the Mystics deserve some time off, but will need to be back at work come Saturday, as they head to Albany, NY to take on the Village Lions of New York in the D2 National Round of 16. Full match report after the jump. Continue reading