Top 20 schools rankings (4 August)

Grey College have moved closer to the top five of the FNB rankings following their 34-22 triumph over Grey High on Saturday.

While the top five consisting of Paarl Boys', Paul Roos, Paarl Gym, Monument and Affies remain unchanged, Grey Bloem rose from seventh to sixth at the expense of HTS Middelburg, who have already completed their season. 

In the only other change to the top of the table, Oakdale's 51-15 thumping of Marlow sees them usurp Nelspruit in 10th position.

Lower down, Michaelhouse drop off the list, with Grey High, SACS and Maritzburg moving up one ranking spot each; in a direct swap Jeppe are replaced in the group by Waterkloof, who defeated them 32-16 at the weekend; Boland Landbou come onto the list to fill the vacant spot left by 'House; Dale are relegated from 17th to 19th place and Stellenberg remain rooted to the foot of the standings. 

FNB Top 20 rankings

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

Over at, Selborne have been rewarded for their eight-point win over rivals Queen's, rising from ninth to eighth, ahead of EG Jansen. Eldoraigne move above Stellenberg to 11th place.

Bishops lose seven ranking spots from 13th to 20th, with Oakdale moving from outside the top 20 to occupy 13th position. 

At the bottom, Outeniqua improve their positioning by three places from 19th to 16th, relegating St Benedict's, HTS Middelburg and Nelspruit one position each. Brackenfell drop out of the list altogether. 

SA School Sports Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Affies
3. Paarl Gym
4. Michaelhouse
5. Monument
6. Paul Roos
7. Grey High
8. Selborne
9. EG Jansen
10. Grey College
11. Eldoraigne
12. Stellenberg
13. Oakdale
14. Glenwood
15. Noord-Kaap
16. Outeniqua
​17. St Benedict's
18. HTS Middelburg
​19. Nelspruit
​20. Bishops has totally reshuffled its top 10. Paul Roos overtake Paarl Gym in second position; Monument, Grey College and Michaelhouse all overtake Grey High, who fall to eighth place; Bishops drop to ninth and Nelspruit remain 10th to round off the top half of the standings.

Boland Landbou gain one ranking spot, which moves them above Outeniqua in 14th place; Eldoraigne rise from 18th spot to 16th with Noord-Kaap and HTS Middelburg moving down the pecking order. 

At the bottom, Diamantveld move to the bottom of the table, with Maritzburg climbing to 19th.

School Boy Rugby Blog Top 20

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

Photo: Grey College

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Mariette Adams