Grey College remained unbeaten but Selborne’s effort in East London was as good as win.
The Eastern Cape Schools side, having been Grey’s whipping boy for the past decade, changed it all with a deserved 16-all draw.
Grey College have been run close in several matches this season, most notably by Monument (18-14), Paarl Gymnasium (14-10) and Waterkloof (21-16), but there was no houdini escape against Selborne and the winning run has been halted at 10 matches this season.
Every other school in the country would settle for nine wins and a draw against the very best in the country, but not Grey College. In East London the draw was as good as a defeat.
Other results from around the country
Aliwal-Noord vs Volkskool (Graaff-Reinet), 29-7
Dale College 34, Stirling, 34-21
Die Brandwag vs Daniël Pienaar, 11-5
Framesby vs HTS Middelburg, 25-17
Grey vs Wynberg, 51-10
Hudson Park vs Kingswood, 23-21
Jim Fouché vs Marlow, 36-21
Muir vs Union High, 20-17
Glenwood vs Kearsney, 20-16
Hilton vs Michaelhouse, 18-14
KES vs Maritzburg College, 28-20
Westville vs DHS, 10-6