School of Rugby Rankings - 9 May 2022

Written by Hannes Nienaber

School_of_Rugby_Negative School of Rugby | School of Rugby Rankings - 9 May 2022 - School of RugbyWhat an interesting season!

And we believe we are still in for quite a ride before a First XV can lay claim to being the top rugby playing team in South Africa for 2022. 

For the third time this season we have a new number one with the Hoërskool Garsfontein of Pretoria claiming the top position thanks to the fact that the team is still unbeaten in 2022 with impressive historic victories over Affies (20-19) and Paul Roos Gimnasium (21-18) so far in the season.

The only small blemish thus far on their record was a 19-all draw against Paarl Boys' High during Noord/Suid. Garsies only have their matches within the Noordvaal Trophy left which could hinder them from ending the season in the top position. 

A few surprises in other matches might however play in favour of the side from the Jacaranda City. 

Second-placed Bishops is also still unbeaten and breathing in the necks of Garsies. The team from Cape Town however still has to play the Boland trio of Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys' High, and Boland Landbou.

They have drawn 36-all against Paul Roos Gimnasium which could've been a second successive victory over the team of the Eikestad if not for s superb comeback from the Maroon Machine. 

Talking about the Maroon Machine - they have really opened the season by securing a last-gasp victory over Paarl Gimnasium (26-24) over the weekend during their Premier Interschools thanks to a intercept try by Jurenzo Julius

Gimnasium managed to end Grey College's unbeaten streak by securing a 22-17 victory during the final match of Wildeklawer in Kimberley. Grey is currently occupying the third spot due to this defeat. They have also drawn 17-all against Oakdale Landbou earlier in the season.

Just how crazy is the 2022 season? 

Oakdale Landbou who have drawn against the third-placed side is not cracking a spot in our Top 30 at the moment. They will face Stellenberg this weekend at home with which they could move into the Top 30 for next week. 

There are some much-anticipated games over the next three weeks that could settle and even decide who will be the top school's side for 2022. Paarl Boys' High travels to Bloemfontein to face Grey College. Boishaai is currently in the eighth position with only the draw against Garsies and a defeat against seventh-placed, Rondebosch Boys' High, keeping them out of the Top 5. 

King Edward VII (5) have also only suffered one defeat, but will be be truly tested by Affies (6) over the weekend. The Wit Bulle has also only suffered one the defeat, the one against Garsies. 

The Red Army's only defeat came at the hands of Grey High School. Paarl Gimnasium faces Rondebosch Boys' High over the weekend which could also have a huge impact on the rankings, while the match in two-weeks time between Affies and Grey College's result will also have a huge impact. 

nto consideration in our rankings. These games will however still be recorded and shown in our results.

These rankings are 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 responsibility for reporting on school rugby very seriously. 

To see each team's results so far this season click on their name in the rankings. If you see any results missing please don't hesitate to contact Hannes Nienaber via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - and please feel free to discuss and differ from us in the comments section. 

The Rankings: 

#TeamPlayedWonLostDrawPoints APoints F
1 Garsfontein 6 5 0 1 248 95
2 Diocesan College 9 8 0 1 305 127
3 Grey College 8 6 1 1 366 136
4 Paarl Gimnasium 8 6 2 0 282 140
5 King Edward VII 10 9 1 0 319 158
6 Affies 9 8 1 0 292 113
7 Rondebosch Boys' High 9 7 2 0 320 134
8 Paarl Boys' High 8 6 1 1 202 89
9 Paul Roos Gimnasium 9 5 3 1 286 180
10 Monument 10 7 3 0 250 186
11 Stellenberg 9 6 3 0 315 161
12 Hilton College 7 6 1 0    
13 Brandwag (Uitenhage) 11 9 2 0 311 185
14 Framesby 9 6 2 1 210 138
15 Selborne College 11 8 2 1 261 193
16 Westville Boys' High 11 9 2 0    
17 Grey High School 9 6 3 0 252 209
18 Outeniqua 7 5 2 0 185 98
19 Boland Landbou 8 5 2 1 219 151
20 Noordheuwel 11 8 2 1 357 185
21 Michaelhouse 11 7 4 0    
22 Waterkloof 9 6 3 0 183 155
23 Helpmekaar 10 6 4 0 185 227
24 Kingswood College 8 5 3 0 176 112
25 Marlow Landbou 11 8 3 0 265 128
26 Jeppe High School for Boys 10 6 4 0 167 189
27 Nelspruit 9 5 4 0 160 182
28 Rustenburg 9 6 3 0    
29 Voortrekker 8 5 3 0    
30 Glenwood 11 6 5 0    

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