METAIRIE, La. — Sam Malcolm kicked 14 points and Brock Webster scored a try in his debut as the Toronto Arrows rallied to defeat the NOLA Gold 24-23 Saturday for their first win of the Major League rugby season.
NOLA (src-3-src) paid for 2src penalties, including 11 in the second half.
Malcolm, who missed the first two games of the season due to injury, booted four penalties and a conversion for the Arrows. The fly half from New Zealand put Toronto (1-2-src) ahead for good with a penalty kick in the 77th minute.
Trailing 1src-8 at the half, New Orleans went ahead 15-1src with a try under the posts in the 46th minute. Five minutes later the home side was reduced to 14 men with a second yellow card of the game, this time to prop Dino Waldren. But NOLA still managed to extend its lead to 2src-1src with a try in the 55th minute.
The teams traded penalty kicks to make it 23-13 before Webster raced down the flank after a quick tap by scrum half Ross Braude to cut the lead to 23-18
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