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Rugby NY Met NY All-Stars Split Games in NY Ironworkers Junior Foundry Challenge

Last weekend, the Rugby NY Metropolitan Boys All-Stars played in the NY Ironworkers Junior Foundry challenge and split games versus Rugby New Jersey and Rugby Connecticut.

Team picture of the The 2023 Met NY Boys All-Stars players & coaches
The 2023 Met NY Boys All-Stars

The MET NY team opened with a 46-7 win over Rugby NJ and lost to a very strong Connecticut team.

Players for the MET NY squad were chosen from over 50 players nominated by their coaches to try out for the squad.

Of the 26 players selected, eight (8) were from Rugby NY State High School Runners-up Pelham and seven (7) were from Rugby NY State High School Champions Xavier. Four (4) represented Play Rugby Academy and three (3) from Division 2 Warwick Highlanders. Rye, St. Anthony’s and Fordham Prep were represented by one player each.

Nicolas Adelaine* -Xavier

Davitt Barrett* -Pelham

Liam Bruckner -Pelham

John Caceras -Play Rugby Academy

Anthony Daboa* -Xavier

Sean Donohue -Xavier

Louis Freeman -Xavier

Reese Greathouse -Highlanders

Ricky Guzman -Highlanders

Sebastian Kleczowski - St. Anthony's

Matthew Lane -Xavier

Chance Lewis* -Play Rugby Academy

Jayden Matos -Play Rugby Academy

Finn McCardle -Staples

Patrick McGuire -Rye

Eamonn O’Reilly -Pelham

Jake O'Donnell* -Fordham Prep

Massimo Pietranico -Pelham

Michael Rooney* -Pelham

Sebastian Saintilus -Play Rugby Academy

Micheal Sample -Pelham

Aidan Smith -Pelham

Laszlo Somlay* -Pelham

Fernand Torres* -Highlanders

Maseah Young* -Xavier

Emir Yuksel -Xavier * - Named to NY Ironworkers Junior Foundry U19 Team

Standout players over the weekend were Michael Rooney, Liam Bruckner, Maseah Young, Emir Yuksel, Davitt Barrett and Jake O'Donnell in the Rugby New Jersey game and Laszlo Somlay, Eamonn O'Reilly, Sean Donohue, Jayden Matos and Anthony Dabao versus Connecticut.

Rugby NY MET Boys All-Stars were coached by Ski Bailey (Xavier) who was assisted by James O’Hara (Rye) and Tim Downey (Pelham). Matt Persanis (Pelham and Rugby NY President) was Director of Operations.

Rugby NY would like to thank the AC Foundation for its sponsorship, including providing player kits, which allowed us to eliminate costs to the athletes which has hindered participation in the past. AC Foundation is the charitable arm of New York Athletic Club Rugby.


RugbyNY is the governing body for youth and high school rugby in the state of New York. They are a member of USA Youth & High School Rugby's Northeast region and are an officially recognized State Youth Rugby Organization (SYRO) by USA Rugby.

RugbyNY is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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