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Old Blue
Sat 23 Sep 14:00 - League Full time

Old Blue defeat NYRC in a D2 battle

Four unanswered tries in the second half bring Old Blue from behind to win.

NYRC hosted Old Blue at Randall's Island on a beautiful day for rugby. Immediately after the opening kickoff, NYRC took the lead from a penalty try for batting the ball through goal. The scores in the first half came fast and furious as Badger Denehy, Ahmed El Mallah, Dan King, and Clarke Smith all touched down. Johnny Chia added 3 conversations from 4 for a 33 point haul in the half. Old Blue also scored 3 long, converted tries from dangerous line breaks, in a sign of things to come as the half ended with NYRC on top 33-21.
In the second stanza, Old Blue showed their pace as they scored 4 unanswered tries through their backs to take the lead 49-33. NYRC responded with heart and tries from Joe Blomfeld and Rico Rosa to cut the deficit to just 2 points. But they were unable to climb the mountain as Old Blue scored one more insurance try to make the final score 56-47. After their first loss of the season, NYRC travel to White Plains next weekend looking for some redemption.

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