Top 20 schools rankings (28 July)

Affies have climbed into the top five of the FNB rankings following their 50-19 victory over Maritzburg College.

There are only a few changes to the top 20, as several ranked schools are yet to play after the June holidays and the completion of the youth weeks.

The Wit Bulle’s promotion from eighth to fifth, sees Middelburg, Grey College and Selborne all drop down one rankings spot; with Eldoraigne and Nelspruit completing the top half of the table.

In the only other change to the list, Grey High rise to 14th in a direct swap with SACS who are relegated to 15th position.

FNB Top 20 rankings

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Paul Roos
3. Paarl Gym
4. Monument
5. Affies
6. Middelburg
7. Grey College
8. Selborne
9. Eldoraigne
10. Nelspruit
11. Oakdale
12. EG Jansen
13. Michaelhouse
14. Grey High
15. SACS
16. Maritzburg
17. Dale
18. Jeppe
19. Outeniqua
20. Stellenberg
Source: Rugby365

Over at, Paarl Gym move back into the top three after their 69-0 triumph over Wynberg at the weekend. Michaelhouse, who didn’t play, drop to fourth place. The rest of the top 10 are unchanged.

Lower down, Stellenberg rise three positions higher from 14th to 11th, usurping Eldoraigne, Oakdale and Glenwood. Bishops climb two spots higher from 15th to 13th; Noord-Kaap jump up a spot to 15th, while St Benedict’s rise to 16th.

There are three new additions to the list, with Middelburg, Outeniqua and Brackenfell replacing Oakdale, Dale and SACS.

SA School Sports Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Affies
3. Paarl Gym
4. Michaelhouse
5. Monument
6. Paul Roos
7. Grey High
8. EG Jansen
9. Selborne
10. Grey College
11. Stellenberg
12. Eldoraigne
13. Bishops
14. Glenwood
15. Noord-Kaap
16. St Benedict's
17. Middelburg
18. Nelspruit
19. Outeniqua
20. Brackenfell has promoted Grey High up to fifth, ahead of Monument who are now sixth. Oakdale's poor run of form, sees them move down the pecking order from eighth to 13th position, with Bishops, Michaelhouse and Nelspruit all improving their positions by one rankings place. Selborne are the big movers in the middle, gaining four spots from 15th to 11th, while EG Jansen remain rooted to the number 12 slot. 

Boland Landbou slip down two places to 15th; SACS drop out of the list altogether, making way for Diamantveld coming in at 19th; while Maritzburg move to the foot of the standings after their massive loss to Affies. 

School Boy Rugby Blog Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Paarl Gym
3. Paul Roos
4. Affies
5. Grey PE
6. Monument
7. Grey College
8. Bishops
9. Michaelhouse
10. Nelspruit
11. Selborne
12. EG Jansen
13. Oakdale
14. Outeniqua
15. Boland Landbou
16. Noord-Kaap
17. HTS Middelburg
18. Eldoraigne
19. Diamantveld
20. Maritzburg

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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