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Atlantic Cup Rugby Tournament scrums at state park

By Dan Cook | Aug 20, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook University of Delaware Rugby Club's Rob Grant moves the ball upfield against Salisbury University. Salisbury defeated the Blue Hens 17-5.

The 41st Atlantic Cup Rugby Tournament took over the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park Aug. 17 with 18 men's teams taking part in four divisions  and four teams in the women's division.

The men's Premier Division consisted of Baltimore Chesapeake, Salisbury University, Wilmington and the University of Delaware. The Open Division had Frederick, Old Bay, Pittsburgh Highlanders and Delmarva. The Old Boys Division consisted of Gorge Old Dudes, Old Gaelic FOGG, Baltimore Chesapeake Old Boys, Wilmington Old Boys and the Jersey Shore Grey Sharks. The Sevens Division consisted of Rocky Gorge, American University, Kenya Exiles, Susquehanna University and Drexel University.

The Women's Division consisted of Brandywine, Chesapeake, Wo-Ru and Final Four.

For tournament information go to atlanticcup.wilmingtonrugby.com.

University of Delaware's John Gearity smashes through the Salisbury line of Justin Montgomery, left, and Joel Henry. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Sea Gulls and Blue Hens scrum during the Atlantic Cup 2013. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Blue Hens throw in from the sideline. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tim Dankanich takes a break from play with the Wilmington Old Boys. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Baltimore Chesapeake player, left, collides with a Wilmington Old Boy. Baltimore Chesapeake took home a 57-5 victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Baltimore Chesapeake player breaks out from the scrum. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Baltimore Chesapeake takes control of a line out. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Wilmington Old Boy Kevin McNaulty pulls away from a Baltimore Chesapeake tackle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Wilmington Old Boy takes a Baltimore Chesapeake stiff arm. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tex Austin of Wilmington Old Boy wrestles down a Baltimore Chesapeake rugger bugger. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Salisbury player takes a tap penalty kick. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Wilmington Old Boy passes the pill out of a tackle attempt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chesapeake's Natalie Bryson pulls down a Wo-Ru ball carrier. Wo-Ru defeated the Maryland-based team by a score of 52-0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chesapeake's Sara Nittinger passes to teammate Gussie Maguire. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Wo-Ru player gets brought down on a secure tackle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Wo-Ru player runs to a score. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chesapeake's Natalie Bryson pulls down a Wo-Ru rugger bugger. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Local Joe Nichols plays each year with the Wilmington Old Boys. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rugby is not for the faint of heart. Old Boys' Mike  Striplin makes the tackle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A Wilmington Old Boy pounds through the crowd. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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