Top 20 schools rankings (9 June)

Paarl Gym have climbed into the top five of the FNB rankings following their 47-21 victory over Rondebosch.

Gimmies, who started the season unranked, have moved to fourth position in a direct swap with Eldoraigne, who drop to ninth. 

Lower down, SACS slipped from 12th to 14th place after their 39-8 loss to second-ranked Paul Roos, with both EG Jansen and Michaelhouse moving up one spot.

Jeppe's surprise 34-17 loss to Helpmekaar cost them three spots in the rankings, from 15th to 18th behind Maritzburg, Grey High and Dale. Helpmekaar are the only new additon to the list at the expense of Bishops, who lost 39-38 against Boland Landbou.

FNB Top 20 rankings

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

Over at, Paarl Boys' rose to the summit of the standings after thumping Wynberg 62-14, stretching their unbeaten streak to 15 matches. Bishops are relegated 16 spots from third to 19th, with Paul Roos now occupying the No 3 position and Affies claiming second spot. Paarl Gym and Michaelhouse complete the top five.

Monument rose to sixth after dropping three places last week, while Grey High moved from outside the rankings to seventh. Selborne and EG Jansen move into the top half, and are ranked at eighth and ninth respectively. 

SACS, Dale, Queen's College, Rondebosch and Brackenfell drop out of the group altogether and are replaced Grey High, Eldoraigne, Stellenberg, Boland Landbou and Middelburg. 

SA School Sports Top 20

1. Paarl Boys'
2. Affies
3. Paul Roos
4. Paarl Gym
5. Michaelhouse
6. Monument
7. Grey High
8. Selborne
9. EG Jansen
10. Grey College
11. Oakdale
12. Eldoraigne
13. Stellenberg
14. Noord-Kaap
15. Nelspruit
16. Glenwood
17. Maritzburg
18. Boland Landbou
19. Bishops
20. Middelburg made a host of changes to its top 10, with Monument and Affies swapping in fourth and fifth positions; Grey High rising to sixth ahead of Grey College and Oakdale, who drop to seventh and eighth respectively. Bishops overtake Nelspruit in ninth place, with the latter now in 10th. 

Boland Landbou are promoted five ranking spots higher from 18th to 13th, while SACS moved down the pecking order from 13th to 19th, below Outeniqua, Selborne, Marizburg, Nood-Kaap and Eldoraigne. 

School Boy Rugby Blog Top 20

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

Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

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