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Marines seek repeat at Inaugural 7s Rugby Championship

2013 All Marine Rugby Team poses for team photo at the Inaugural 7s Rugby Championship. Marines are defending their 2012 win over the United States Air Force, 33-31.



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This work, Marines seek repeat at Inaugural 7s Rugby Championship, by Cpl Scott Reel, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.13.2013

Date Posted:08.14.2013 11:28

Photo ID:995234

VIRIN:130814-M-SE196-001

Resolution:1024x768

Size:210.39 KB

Location:GLENDALE, CO, USGlobe

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