Schools Top 20 - May 24

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:30
Large paarl boys celebrating 800

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It was a match to determine who the best school team is in South Africa and from the outset, the result was never in doubt as Paarl Boys' High continued their remarkable unbeaten run.

If this past weekend's schools' results have proven anything, it has to be that no amount of calculations can substitute good old brain matter in providing a guide as to who the Top 20 schools are in South Africa.

The storm has passed. We can shake our feathers, preen a bit and fly way. One is still one and two is still two - after a great contest.

Paarl Boys' High's victory over the powerful Grey College side was remarkable. Not that Boys' High can rest on their laurels, for they play Paul Roos while College go through the process of becoming Free State and become themselves again on July 30, when they play the other Grey in Port Elizabeth.

We have continued our custom of rewarding playing schools and so Affies, with their second successive big win, are up at three.

In the second half of the Top 20, Helpmekaar beat Garsfontein and so, in that tight group, they have swapped places. Nelspruit's win brings them back onto the Top 20.

Relevant results

Paarl Boys' High vs Grey College, 28-18
Affies vs Waterkloof, 48-14
Nelspruit vs HTS Middelburg, 43-29
Helpmekaar vs Garsfontein, 24-17
Kearsney vs Maritzburg College, 31-14

Schools Top 20 - May 24

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

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