A-State Rugby Wins Ozarks 15s Tournament
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s rugby team marched through the Ozarks 15s Tournament to take seven wins to open the 2014-15 season Saturday at the Little Rock Rugby Complex. The tournament, featuring five teams, was hosted by the Little Rock Rugby Club.
In addition to two Red Wolf squads, teams from Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas, and Louisiana Tech made up the field.
Four of the seven wins came against Arkansas as the Red Wolves dominated each match, 24-0, 14-10, 27-0 and 43-0 in the final game of the day.
A-State’s defense allowed 13 points all day when Memphis put up three in the first game. The Red Wolves ended the match with a 34-3 victory after leading, 24-0, at the half. The 10 scored by Arkansas came in the fourth game.
In other A-State play, Louisiana Tech dropped a 38-0 decision in game two and, after leading 24-0 at the half, A-State finished off Middle Tennessee State, 63-0, in game five.
Arkansas State goes back on the road, Saturday, Sept. 20, to Tallahassee, Fla., to play Florida State.