Tue 10 May 2016 | 11:24

Schools Top 20 2016 - May 10 | Rugby365

Schools Top 20 2016 - May 10 | Rugby365
Tue 10 May 2016 | 11:24
Schools Top 20 2016 - May 10 | Rugby365

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.

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