Davenport vs Lindenwood slated for this week has been called off.
Reportedly a Davenport player tested positive for COVID-19 following the team's pre-game testing.
For the first time in 18 matches, Lindenwood University's men's team has defeated Life University in a 15-a-side rugby game.
After 17 straight losses to the Running Eagles dating back to 2013, the Lions exploded for a torrid second half to turn a tight one-point game into a bit of a runaway, eventually winning 45-27.
Ice storms put the kibosh on last week's opener for Life University's men's team, and the Running Eagles now will have to content themselves with taking on an imposing Lindenwood team with no buildup.
Arkansas State and Lindenwood have named their matchday 23s for the first major college clash of 2021.
The two will face off in a Mid-South Conference game Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark. Lindenwood will run out two first-time players on the starting 15 (Stephin Alberts and Shiven Dukande) plus four more on the bench.
There is going to be a major college rugby game this weekend.
That in and of itself is news, but the matchup is newsworthy for other reasons.
This is a conference game, the first one in almost 11 months. The teams involved, Lindenwood and Arkansas State, were ranked in the Top Ten of the D1A rankings (and also in GRR’s own ranking, which contributes to D1A’s Top 20).