Tue 29 Jul 2014 | 02:17

Top 20 - July 29

Top 20 - July 29
Tue 29 Jul 2014 | 02:17
Top 20 - July 29
Schools rugby, or what's left of it, is getting back into gear as the season peters towards an end. For two of the teams there is certainly good news this week.


Most schools in KwaZulu-Natal have given up rugby and so have several schools in Gauteng where competitions get decided. But there are still places who believe that playing rugby is the best thing boys can do in winter.


Moving about in the Top 20 is not easy.  


To start with only three of the matches were between Top 20 schools – Grey Bloem vs Glenwood, Paul Roos vs Oakdale and Maritzburg College vs Affies.


Grey's big win over Glenwood entrenches them at the top of the table. Paul Roos's win nudges them up above two sides that did not play, but Maritzburg College provided the biggest headache and most discussion.


College had a big win at home over Affies. But above them are four schools which not only played but also won. Then above them is Glenwood whose defeat was at the side ranked No.1. In the end we left them where they were.


Paarl Gim was discussed to move above Oakdale but then Oakdale lost to a team well above them and Outeniqua beat Gimmies when they met. In the end we moved up Paul Roos and Paarl Boys' High and dropped off Affies.


Into Affies' place for the very first time comes HTS Louis Botha of Bloemfontein who this year have lost to Grey College but beaten Diamantveld, Hentie Cilliers, Kingswood, Landboudal, SACS Sand du Plessis, Fichardtpark and Sentraal. The last they beat last weekend.


Relevant Results


Grey College vs Glenwood, 29-12

Grey High vs Daniël Pienaar, 44-29

Louis Botha vs Sentraal, 41-22

Maritzburg College vs Affies, 37-10 

Menlopark vs Pretoria Boys High, 37-24

Paarl Boys' High vs Bishops, 36-3

Paarl Gim vs SACS, 37-10

Paul Roos vs Oakdale, 24-11

Selborne vs Hudson Park, 18-10

Wynberg vs Drostdy, 19-5

Jeppe vs KES, 17-17

Rondebosch vs Tygerberg, 22-13


Top 20 – 17 June 2014


1. Grey College of Bloemfontein


2. Monument


3. Garsfontein


4. Paul Roos


5. HTS Middelburg


6. Dr EG Jansen


7. Paarl Boys' High


8. Waterkloof


9. Glenwood


10. Selborne


11. Grey High of Port Elizabeth


12. Menlopark


13. Wynberg


14. Maritzburg College


15. Oakdale


16. Outeniqua


17. Paarl Gim 


18. Nelspruit


19. Michaelhouse


20. HTS Louis Botha


At the moment there is pressure on these from Affies, Bishops, Centurion, Dale, Die Brandwag, Framesby, Jeppe, Kempton Park and Transvalia.

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