FNB Top 20 - 21 May 2013
There is some shuffling about this week in the FNB Top 20, though not at the top.
Several top schools did not play because of Craven Week trials and then we have St Andrew's playing even though eight of their first team were at trials.
Of the top four teams, Paarl Gim beat Bishops, though not as easily as expected, Affies and Outeniqua did not play and Grey Bloem had an easy win over Sentraal.
No change there.
The first change came at No.5 where Garsies just lost near the end to Klofies who had dropped from sixth the week before. EG Jansen and Paarl Boys' High had good wins – over Kempton Park and Oakdale respectively – and so they each go up a place, followed by Waterkloof and then Garsfontein.
This was a tricky bit of manoeuvring but eventually we dropped Monnas because they had not played while Nelspruit and St Andrew's, both of whom won, stay where they were.
The next five sides are undisturbed, either because they did not play or because they played opposition who are not strong enough to be in the Top 20.
Glenwood nudge up, Paul Roos slip down while Marlow who did not play and Grey PE, who played Graeme during the week, stay where they were. Paul Roos, who have been steadily improving, after a wobbly start, lost, surprisingly, to erratic Boland Landbou.
Boland Landbou lost to SACS, then beat Wynberg and Noord-Kaap, then lost to Glenwood and Stellenberg before beating Paul Roos. SACS, too, are erratic. They beat Boland Landbou, were smashed by Paul Roos, hammered Bishops and were hammered by Rondebosch.
In the pressure group just bellow the Top 20, SACS, Kempton Park and Oakdale drop out while Boland Landbou and Rondebosch come in
FNB Top 20 – 21 May 2013
1. Paarl Gim
4. Grey College of Bloemfontein
5. Dr EG Jansen
6. Paarl Boys' High
10. St Andrew's College of Grahamstown
12. Die Brandwag
13. HTS Middelburg
15. Pretoria Boys High
19. Paul Roos
20. Grey High of Port Elizabeth
Other teams strongly considered were Boland Landbou, Centurion, Drostdy, Kearsney, Menlopark, Rondebosch, Selborne and Transvalia.