Schools Top 20 - May 10

Tue, 10 May 2016 11:24
Large grey bloem runs 800

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Grey College are shaking the tree this week after their massive Classic Clash win in Pretoria on Saturday.

Their record-breaking score of Affies has rushed them up the Schools Top 20. The only debate was whether they would be first or second. We settled for second place only because they, unbeaten, have played two top sides fewer than Paarl Boys' High, a story which has an important chapter to come.

Paarl Gim's huge victory over Wynberg has moved them up a place, proud as we are of Glenwood's victories in Japan.

Jeppe had a big win while Garsies just lost to Dr EG Jansen, and Grey High and Queen's swap places.

Lower down, Boland Landbou leap up the ladder after their big win against Rondebosch while Helpies come up for their win over Ben Vorster.

Three sides come into the pressure group - Die Brandwag, HTS Drostdy and Welkom Gimnasium.

Here is an interesting set of results that show how a single victory or defeat is not conclusive.

Grey PE and ranked above Daniël Pienaar
Daniël Pienaar beat Grey PE
Die Brandwag beat Daniël Pienaar
Grey PE beat Die Brandwag
And the wheel turns anew.

Relevant scores:

Grey Bloem vs Affies, 53-29
Paarl Gim vs Wynberg, 71-11
Jeppe vs Westville, 45-14
Grey PE vs Queen's, 31-17
Boland Landbou vs Rondebosch, 48-15
Helpmekaar vs Ben Vorster, 44-25
Die Brandwag vs Daniël Pienaar, 17-12

Schools Top 20 - May 10

1 Paarl Boys' High
2 Grey Bloem
3 Paarl Gim
4 Glenwood
5 Affies
6 Dale
7 Paul Roos
8 Monument
9 Jeppe
10 Dr EG Jansen
11 Garsfontein
12 Grey PE                                         
13 Queen's
14 Outeniqua
15 Selborne
16 Boland Landbou
17 Oakdale
18 Diamantveld
19 Helpmekaar
20 Ben Vorster

The pressure group below these outstanding school teams consists of Die Brandwag, Drostdy, Hilton, HTS Middelburg, Rustenburg, Nelspruit, SACS, Stellenberg and Welkom Gimnasium.