Schools Top 20 - June 24
Still there are schools not playing for exams and other reasons, which means that there was not a lot of movement in the last Top 20 before the school holidays.
In fact the only Top 20 school teams that played this past weekend are Dr EG Jansen, Paarl Boys' High, Glenwood and Selborne, Wynberg, Maritzburg College, Paarl Gim and Michaelhouse.
Of them it is easy to move Dr EG Jansen up a place above HTS Middelburg who did not play and in any case were twice beaten by Dr EG Jansen.
The difficult decision is on the three ranked 8, 9 and 10. They all won but Glenwood and Selborne more impressively so. But it would be rough to shunt Paarl Boys' High down, for they won. Then Paul Roos have been steadily improving and in their last match beat Boys' High.
Furthermore while Paul Roos and Waterkloof did not play, they have played many matches this year. In one of them Waterkloof beat Glenwood whose massive victory over Kearsney on Saturday was, after all, over a team not in the Top 20. And there is a case for Selborne who had a good win over a strong side. After much discussion it was decided to leave well alone.
The only other change is to swop Michaelhouse who won and Affies who did not play.
Of the group just below Top 20, Bishops won handsomely over Rondebosch, Dale lost, Kempton Park, Transvalia and Tygerberg won and Centurion, Die Brandwag, whose match was cancelled, Jeppe and Louis Botha did not play.
The upshot is little change.
Schools Top 20 – June 24
1. Grey College of Bloemfontein
4. Dr EG Jansen
5. HTS Middelburg
6. Paul Roos
8.Paarl Boys' High
11. Grey High of Port Elizabeth
14. Maritzburg College
17. Paarl Gim
At the moment there is pressure on these from Bishops, Centurion, Dale, Jeppe, Louis Botha, Kempton Park, Transvalia and Tygerberg.
Results of Top 20 teams this past week:
Dale lost to Selborne 28-7
Dr EG Jansen beat Vereeniging Gim 61-0
Paarl Boys' High beat Drostdy 26-10
Paarl Gim beat Boland Landbou 25-23
Selborne beat Dale 28-7
Glenwood beat Kearsney 86-13
Menlopark beat Eldoraigne 27-13
Wynberg beat SACS 10-0
Maritzburg College drew with Westville 11-all
Michaelhouse beat St Charles 29-17
Bishops beat Rondebosch 52-14
Kempton Park beat Jeugland 42-0
Transvalia beat Driehoek 43-20
Tygerberg beat Bellville 66-17