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    Marine Corps, USA Rugby partnership highlights All-Marine Sports opportunities

    DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES

    02.02.2018

    Story by Sgt. Benjamin Pryer 

    8th Marine Corps District

    The Marine Corps recently announced its partnership with USA Rugby at the 2018 USA Rugby National Development Summit in Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2018.

    Unknown to most, service members are provided an opportunity to play sports, including rugby, competitively in the Marine Corps. All-Marine Sports give those service members who are exceptionally proficient in a sport to continue competing. More information about All-Marine Sports can be found at http://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/fitness/all-marine-sports/

    According to worldrugby.org, the registered number of rugby players increased from 2.82 million to 3.2 million. To include the 5.3 million unregistered players brings the total to 8.5 million people across 121 countries that participate in the sport. The United States ranks ninth in the list of countries with the most rugby players, most notably behind England, South Africa, and France, but does boast being ranked first in the number of individual rugby clubs.

    Usarugby.org states, “Rugby is a fun, fast-paced game that anyone can enjoy. It is one of the world’s most popular sports as millions of people play, watch, and support the game. At the heart of rugby is a unique style, which it has retained since it originated over two centuries ago. Through diligence, composure, and mutual respect, all rugby enthusiasts play according to and within the spirit of the laws. Fellowship and a sense of fair play define the game at all levels from the playground to the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic games.”

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    Date Taken: 02.02.2018
    Date Posted: 02.02.2018 16:25
    Story ID: 264536
    Location: DENVER, CO, US

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