Schools Top 20 - July 28
Rugby is on the go again and so is the Top 20. Not all of the Top 20 schools have been in action but we have made changes.
Just a quick word: we have included Cape Schools Week when the Western Cape schools were not at full strength because of their union's ruling that selected players would not play. The same would apply at this time of South African Schools action when some players were left to rest after a strenuous Craven Week and they will soon be in international action.
Not that that will mean that Paarl Boys' High and Paarl Gim will be understrength at the Interschools this week.
After the big Affies win we have moved them up, at the expense of three teams that have won since the last Top 20. This is to reward Affies and not to punish HTS Middelburg, Grey College and Selborne.
Lower down Grey PE beat SACS at the Cape Schools Week and so we have swapped them around.
Garsfontein comes into the pressure group under the Top 20.
A school we should love to include is Heidelberg Volkies, who have lost only once in 18 matches and that by one point to Vereeniging Gim. But they have not been tested against top opposition. The latest of their 17 victories was over Hugenote in the Valke Large Schools Final.
Michaelhouse and Westville will start dropping down now as they are not playing at all.
Paarl Boys' High vs SACS, 30-11
Paarl Gim vs Wynberg, 69-0
Paul Roos vs Oakdale, 29-15
Affies vs Maritzburg College, 50-19
Grey PE vs Boland Landbou, 16-10
Grey PE vs Rondebosch, 15-10
Grey PE vs SACS, 28-10
HTS Middelburg vs Nelspruit, 12-10
Grey College vs Louis Botha, 18-10
Selborne vs Boland Landbou, 10-8
Selborne vs Paarl Gim, 20-17
Selborne vs Rondebosch, 34-17
Top 20 – 28 July 2015
1. Paarl Boys' High
2. Paul Roos
3. Paarl Gim
6. HTS Middelburg
7. Grey College of Bloemfontein
12. Dr EG Jansen
14. Grey PE
16. Maritzburg College
Teams that are close to this list are Bishops, Boland Landbou, Diamantveld, Garsfontein, Helpmekaar, Noord-Kaap, Potchefstroom Gim, Waterkloof and Westville.