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The Eagles rebounded from their disappointing day one in Dubai to go perfect on day two. First they beat Russia, then they edged past Kenya, and finally they beat Samoa well.
The Women Eagles finished their tournament in 11th place after beating Brazil but losing to Ireland.
The Cal Cup opened up over the weekend. OMBAC rolled past Olympic Club, SFGG beat the Old Aztecs, and Life West held on to beat Belmont Shore.
Notre Dame College are into the DI-AA championship match next spring after they beat Bowling Green for the fall title.
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Furman took home the men's DII championship. Air Force won the women's DI fall title and Davenport did the same for women's DII.
England beat Australia over the weekend to end their season with a perfect record.
Pat Lam will leave Connacht for Bristol next season. Meanwhile, if South Africa switch coaches Dave Rennie could be involved.
Planet Rugby looks at who's hot and who's not.
Stephen Moore says that Australian rugby needs more rivalries.
David Pocock is going to take some time in Japan and then a year in his native Zimbabwe.