Schools Top 20 - May 17

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:55
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It's calm week this week but the whole country knows that there is a storm brewing.

It's not the same sort of storm that has brought the rain to the northern parts of the country, bad enough to force the cancellation of some matches. This storm is forecast for Brug Street in Paarl on Saturday, May 21.

That is when unbeaten One meets unbeaten Two - Paarl Boys' High vs Grey College of Bloemfontein.

Despite Grey's big win over Selborne, we have left them unchanged at the top of the ranking, partly because Boys' High also had a strong win, and it's hard to demote a team that played and won well. They have each played and beaten four Top 20 sides. We thought it wise to let Saturday's match decided the order at the top. Clearly they are both excellent teams.

We have promoted Affies above Glenwood, not to punish Glenwood for being such stars in Japan but to reward Affies. Paul Roos have dropped a little after their defeat in Riversdale and correspondingly, Oakdale have risen.

HTS Middelburg were in the pressure group last week and we have giving them a rung on the ladder after their victory. We have also brought Kingswood back onto the pressure group while Drostdy drop off.

Relevant results:

Paarl Boys' High vs Stellenberg, 41-3
Grey College vs Selborne, 48-17
Affies vs KES, 61-7
Oakdale vs Paul Roos, 23-20
Dale vs Queen's, 17-3
HTS Middelburg vs Hoërskool Middelburg, 67-6
Monument vs Waterkloof, 37-7

Schools Top 20 - May 17

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

The pressure group below these outstanding school teams consists of Ben Vorster, Die Brandwag, Hilton, Kingswood, Rustenburg, Nelspruit, SACS, Stellenberg and Welkom Gimnasium.