FNB Top 20 - 8 May 2012
There are changes again in this year's rollercoaster season, some of them really hard to make.
The big change is at the top after Paul Roos, enjoying such a great season, lost to Tygerberg who have been having an erratic season. Paul Roos were in top position, Tygerberg not even in the group of 21 regarded as contenders for a place in the Top 20.
Sorting teams out in the middle of the table was difficult, partly because there were teams who did not play and as a result not putting pressure on teams who were candidates for slipping down the ladder. That made it hard to move up those clearly deserving of a higher place.
What we have tried to do is to reward teams playing well. This has meant that some teams which did not play have slipped a place or two.
It is true that the competition for places is stiff indeed - as Tygerberg have proved.
I have removed the comments on this topic on Rugby 365. I fear some selfish people have contaminated the comments section.
FNB Top 20 - 2 May 2012:
1. Paarl Gim
2. Grey College of Bloemfontein
4. Paul Roos
5. Paarl Boys' High
10. Grey High or Port Elizabeth
16. Boland Landbou
18. Dr EG Jansen
19. Maritzburg College
Teams just below this group are Ben Vorster, Bethlehem Voortrekker, Daniël Pienaar, Diamantveld, Die Brandwag, Drostdy, Eldoraigne, Jim Fouché, Garsfontein, Hilton, HTS Middelburg, Kearsney, Kemptonpark, Louis Botha, Marlow, Menlopark, Monument, Nelspruit, Nico Malan, Oakdale, SACS, Transvalia, Tygerberg, Wynberg and many others.