Schools Top 20 - August 9

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00
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SCHOOLS RANKINGS: The days of the 2017 rugby season are dwindling down but there are still precious matches happening, enough to bring changes to our famous Schools Top 20.

Below are the results we used in deciding team movements. Paarl Boys' High have every reason to stay on top after beating Gim, though not by much, and so Gim stays where they are. The next four all won and so it's hard to demote any one of them, even though Grey College had that huge win.

The next two did not play and then there is well-beaten Grey High. Outeniqua had a good win and we move them up one and Grey down one. Drostdy lost to Stellenberg and drop down while St Andrew's and Stellenberg move up.

Selborne suffered their second successive defeat and drop to the pressure group while Hudson moves move up. Of the teams in the pressure group last week the best candidate for promotion is Brackenfell, and so they get a boot on the ladder.

Then we have slipped Oakdale into the bottom group. They have had a tough season, just losing to Paarl Boys' High, Paarl Gim and Outeniqua and now beating Marlow in their annual derby.

Relevant results:

Boland Landbou v Bishops, 48-14                             
Brackenfell v Hugenote, 33-31
Grey College v Grey High, 73-10
Helpmekaar v Lichtenburg, 89-27
Hudson Park v Stirling, 7-3
KES v Jeppe, 35-10
Kempton Park v Eldoraigne, 20-19
Oakdale v Marlow, 47-31
Outeniqua v Framesby, 36-15
Paarl Boys High v Paarl Gym, 18-13         
Paul Roos v Wynberg, 31-7
Pretoria Boys High v Maritzburg College, 17-10                  
Queen's v Selborne, 22-19          
SACS v Strand, 55-8
St Andrew's v Dale, 40-17
Stellenberg v HTS Drostdy, 24-19

Schools Top 20 - August 9

1 Paarl Boys' High
2 Monument
3 SACS
4 KES
5 Waterkloof
6 Paarl Gim
7 Helpmekaar
8 Paul Roos
9 Boland Landbou
10 Grey College
11 Affies
12 Glenwood
13 DHS
14 Grey High
15 Outeniqua
16 St Andrew's
17 Stellenberg
18 Drostdy
19 Hudson Park
20 Brackenfell

The pressure group just under these: Dale, Die Brandwag, Eldoraigne, Garsfontein, Graeme College, Kearsney, Kempton Park, Nelspruit, Oakdale and Selborne.