SAINT LOUIS (RugbyMag.com) - A young Arkansas State side traveled to St. Charles, Mo. and beat Lindenwood 26-15 in front of a good-sized crowd Saturday at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium. With a Mid-South Conference Championship match against Life looming next weekend, the Red Wolves sent a second, but very good, side to suburban St. Louis.
Lindenwood struggled to mount much of an attack early on because of penalty trouble at the breakdown. The Lions were eager to contest for the ball at the tackle, but according to the ref, a little too eager.
Openside flanker Connor Cook took the shots at goal for Arkansas State and missed his first opportunity. He then got into a tussle with Lindenwood openside Tyler Black at a ruck. Black tugged at Cook's dreadlocks and Cook retaliated with some fists and elbows. The altercation was missed by the referee, and after he sought the council of his assistant referee, no cards were levied.