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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Year In Review

A player for the Cherry Point rugby team digs in trying to outrun players from the all-Irish team during the 2nd annual Blackbeard 7s Beach U.S. Open Rugby Championship Tournament at Atlantic Beach. The Irish squad defeated Cherry Point in the championship match.



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This work, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Year In Review [Image 12 of 42], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.11.2012

Date Posted:01.10.2013 12:01

Photo ID:812294

VIRIN:120811-M-XK427-002

Resolution:4469x2979

Size:1.12 MB

Location:CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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  • Players from the Cherry Point rugby team, black, made up of Marines, Sailors and Civilians from the air station, huddle together with the all Irish they competed against in the championship game at the 2nd annual Blackbeard 7s Beach U.S. Open Rugby Championship Tournament at Atlantic Beach in Morehead City, N.C., Aug. 11. In a narrowed field because of weather, the Irish team took the tournament crown in a final against Cherry Point.
  • Players from the Cherry Point rugby team, black, made up of Marines, Sailors and Civilians from the air station, huddle together with the all Irish they competed against in the championship game at the 2nd annual Blackbeard 7s Beach U.S. Open Rugby Championship Tournament at Atlantic Beach in Morehead City, N.C., Aug. 11. “You can hit somebody in the face on the field and share a beer with them five minutes later,” said Chris Underwood, a civilian aerospace engineer at the air station and one of Cherry Point’s veteran rugby players with nine years under his belt.
  • One of the more vocal members of the all Irish rugby squad leads his rugby brethren in a yelling chorus of The Foundations’ “Build Me Up Buttercup,” after the championship game between the Irish team and Cherry Point at the 2nd annual Blackbeard 7s Beach U.S. Open Rugby Championship Tournament at Atlantic Beach in Morehead City, N.C., Aug. 11. “It’s said that rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentleman,” said Sgt. Tommy Anderson, a native of Cañon City, Colo. and ordnanceman at the air station who has been on the Cherry Point rugby team for more than four years.
  • The Cherry Point rugby team, black, made up of Marines, Sailors and Civilians from the air station, scrums for possession against an all Irish team, overseas for the summer, during the 2nd annual Blackbeard 7s Beach U.S. Open Rugby Championship Tournament at Atlantic Beach in Morehead City, N.C., Aug. 11. “What really brings the guys out, especially the Marines and Sailors, is how tight knit and close the rugby community is,” said Sgt. Tommy Anderson, a native of Cañon City, Colo. and ordnanceman at the air station who has been on the Cherry Point rugby team for more than four years.

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