Schools Top 20 - August 23
SCHOOLS RANKINGS: This the second last of the weekly Schools Top 20s. There are fewer matches but some big ones indeed. There will be one more weekly Top 20 next week and then one that examines the whole season.
Grey College battled for a two-point win over Paul Roos in Stellenbosch. They won because they won the conversion battle 3-2. There was little to choose between the two sides.
Grey High of Port Elizabeth had what looks like a comfortable win over Selborne of East London, but the match was much closer than the score. The difference was that Grey used every half chance to score while Selborne was often close but seldom fulfilled.
SACS, who has been having an excellent season which has included victories over the big boys at Paarl Gim and Boland Landbou, are suddenly finding their Southern Suburb neighbours a handful. Rondebosch moves closer to the Top 20 with Bishops at home this Saturday.
In George, Outeniqua had a good win over Paarl Gim.
Down on the Border, Dale lifted their spirits with a close win over Hudson Park.
Bishops 31 Wynberg, 31-18
Dale vs Hudson Park, 10-3
Drostdy vs Duineveld, 12-0
Grey College vs Paul Roos, 30-28
Grey High School vs Selborne, 57-22
Helpmekaar vs Oos-Moot, 55-23
Oakdale vs Framesby, 24-17
Outeniqua vs Paarl Gym, 27-24
Rondebosch vs SACS, 36-22
Stellenberg vs Tygerberg, 90-26
It's not always easy to shift people because of these who did not play - Monument, KES, Waterkloof, Affies, DHS, St Andrew's and Glenwood. But rather than punish them when we shift them, we are trying to reward those who have played well.
Schools Top 20 - 23 August 2017
1 Paarl Boys' High
2 Grey College
7 Paul Roos
9 Grey High
12 Paarl Gim
13 Boland Landbou
17 St Andrew's
The pressure group just under these: Bishops, Brackenfell, Die Brandwag, Eldoraigne, Garsfontein, Graeme College, Hudson Park, Kearsney, Kempton Park, Nelspruit, Rondebosch and Selborne.