Paarl Gimnasium will start the 2017 season on top of School of Rugby's rankings. School of Rugby Rankings will be powered by Virseker for this year. Like all rankings early in the season the picture will be a bit skewed as we only take into consideration that School of Rugby's ranking system only takes into account the performances each team produced thus far in the season and not the potential we might believe each team has.
Gimmies is still unbeaten like most teams in our top six, but victories against top teams like Affies (35-33), Stellenberg (31-19), Garsfontein (46-17) and EG Jansen (39-10) secured them the top spot. All of their opposition finished in School of Rugby's Top 20 last year.
After a few weeks of the school rugby season there is quite a few teams that will be strong contenders for the number one spot at the end of the year. Grey College of Bloemfontein have showed promise and will like always be under the frontrunners. They start the season at the second spot.
School of Rugby's number one team for 2015 and 2016, Paarl Boys' High, was not considered in our first rankings for 2017. We only rank team's on their performances thus far in a season and matches against overseas opposition as well as invitational teams don't count towards our rankings. This means that Boishaai's only match counted towards our rankings is their 14-10 victory over Affies at the St. John's College Easter Festival.
Boland Landbou was also not included in our first rankings of 2017 as they have played only two matches that counts towards calculating the rankings against EG Jansen (65-21) and Garsfontein (41-43), They also played against Windhoek High (77-5) at Paul Roos' annual rugby day. Both Boland Landbou and Boishaai will probably move into the top ten when they "qualify" to be included in School of Rugby's rankings.
Teams like Stellenberg, Durbanville, Outeniqua and HTS Middelburg will also be strong contenders to move into the Top 30 and even Top 20 as the season progresses.
Please note that we don't take matches against international opposition into consideration in our rankings. These games will however still be recorded and shown in our results. This rankings is not an official ranking as there is no official ranking on schoolboy level and this is only to get the discussion on school rugby on South Africa flowing. We however take our responsibilty on reporting school rugby very seriously.
|#||Team||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points F||Points A||Ave Score|
|7||Paul Roos Gimnasium||5||5||0||0||218||66||44-13|
|9||Grey High School||4||3||1||0||115||55||29-14|
|10||King Edward VII||5||5||0||0||172||61||34-12|
|13||Wynberg Boys' High||3||2||0||1||87||78||29-26|
|20||Rondebosch Boys' High||3||2||0||1||93||28||31-9|
Notes on games that is not reflected in rankings:
- Boland Landbou also recorded a 77-5 victory over Windhoek High which are not counted towards our rankings.
- Oakdale Landbou played two matches against San Isidro of Argentina (17-15) and France u17 (22-31) which don't count for our rankings.
- The top schoolrugby team in South Africa the last two years, Paarl Boys' High played four matches on tour in New Zealand against Sacred Heart (24-8), Gisborne Boys' High (73-3), Nelson College (87-12) and Christchurch Boys' High (36-38) that will not reflect on the rankings. They also played against Eye of the Tiger (57-0) and NSW Combined Schools which will not be taken into consideration.
- Diamantveld also played against Windhoek Gimnasium (17-43) during the Oakdale Rugby Week.
- Voortrekker of Bethlehem also played againts Windhoek Gimnasium (0-23).