Arrows Stay on Target, Move to 3rd Place in Standings
The Toronto Arrows defeated Austin Elite Rugby 24-13 to pick up their second victory in five days on Thursday afternoon.
Toronto’s (8-5) victory over Austin (0-13) was their fourth in a row. The match was originally scheduled to be played back on April 18 but had to be moved to Thursday night as storms in Texas prevented Austin from traveling. They’ll have a chance to extend that win streak to five when they welcome the Utah Warriors to town for their third match in eight days.
Austin held a 6-0 lead early on two Andres Vilaseca penalty goals, but the Arrows answered back with tries. Andrew Ferguson, Leandro Leivas, Rob Brouwer, and Kainoa Lloyd all scored tries for the Arrows while Simon Bienvenu scored Austin’s lone try. Ferguson scored the first try of the match and hit two of his four conversion attempts to lead all scorers in the match with nine points.
The five points that the Arrows picked up in the victory keeps them alive in their pursuit for a playoff spot. The win gives them 43 points on the season and moves them into third place in the table ahead of the rest of the Week 16 action. Austin didn’t pick up any points in the loss and remain in ninth place with four points on the season.
Toronto will have a chance to extend their win streak to five matches when they welcome the Utah Warriors (2-9-1) to town on Sunday, May 12 for their third match in eight days. Austin will enjoy 10 days off before traveling to Brooklyn to take on Rugby United New York (9-3) on Sunday, May 19.
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