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Cape Town Sevens This Weekend - Round two of the Men's HSBC World Rugby Sevens moves to Cape Town, South Africa. This marks the second year in that city, which produced a dynamic 2015 event with 35,000 attending each day. South Africa will seek its second gold medal after triumphing in Dubai last week.

Small College Awards - Alabama's senior and captain Ross Depperschmidt has been named 2016 SCRC Player of the Year. Depperschmidt was selected over Obum Imonugo of Georgia (Prop) and Max Dodds of Ole Miss (Flyhalf). In addition, U. Kentucky's Gary Anderson was voted SCRC Coach of the Year after leading his team to their first ever SCRC playoff.

USA Rugby National Development Summit - The January conference sponsored by USA Rugby is a must attend for coaches and administrators interested in all aspects rugby. The dates are January 13, 14, 15, 2017 and the venue will take place in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information link to www.rugbysummit.com.  Or email: aallen@usarugby.org.

New CEO of French Rugby - In a sweeping change, the French Rugby Federation elected Bernard Laporte to replace former leader Pierre Camou. Laporte was the head coach at Toulon, and a prior French sports minister. His stated goal is to make the FFR more transparent.

Cambridge Conquer Oxford - The Light Blues defeated the Dark Blues 23-18 for their first victory since 2009 in the 135th edition of the Varsity match. Rory Triniman's late try sealed the win with three second-half Fraser Gillies penalties. Cambridge men had not scored a try in the fixture since 2013. In the women's 30th match, captain Catherine Wilcock's first-half penalty earned Oxford a 3-0 win. This marked the second women's Varsity match played at Twickenham. Last year Cambridge thumped Oxford 52-0.