Schools update and latest rankings

SACS, with just one defeat in 2017, are the biggest climbers in the respective SA Schools Top 20 rankings. is regarded as the most relevant ranking in the country and SACS, in being ranked third, surpassed their historical high of fourth.

SACS produced the first Springbok in Ben Duff, the first Springbok to 100 Tests in Percy Montgomery, retired Springbok Sevens captain Paul Delport and current Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown.

SACS 1st XV captain Vusile ‘Lucky’ Dlepu will captain the Western Province Craven Week Team, with other provincial selections including flanker Sujai Ikemefuna (Craven Week) and Anathi Kalipa (WP Academy).

There is no disputing Paarl Boys High’s standing as country’s best and there is consistency in the recognized top 10 with seven schools consistent in the Top 10 rankings of and

Paarl Boys’, Monument, SACS, KES, Paarl Gymnasium, Helpmekaar and Grey Kollege are among those teams nationally recognized because of their form in the national schools’ festivals and their respective provincial leagues.

There will always be debate over the composition of a Best 20 because so many of the schools don’t play each other, but time and again the core of the said Best 20 consistently feature as the recognized leading rugby schools in South Africa.

Your thoughts? Schools Top 20

  1. Paarl Boys’ High
  2. Monument
  3. SACS
  4. KES
  5. Waterkloof
  6. 6 Paarl Gim
  7. Helpmekaar
  8. Grey College
  9. Paul Roos
  10. Boland Landbou
  11. Glenwood
  12. Affies
  13. DHS
  14. Grey High
  15. Outeniqua
  16. Drostdy
  17. St Andrew’s
  18. Stellenberg
  19. Selborne
  20. Dale

  1. Paarl Boys High
  2. Grey College
  3. Kes
  4. Monument
  5. Helpmekaar
  6. St Andrews College
  7. SACS
  8. Glenwood
  9. Grey High
  10. Paarl Gim
  11. Affies
  12. Hilton
  13. Stellenberg
  14. Paul Roos
  15. Selborne
  16. HTS Drostdy
  17. Centurion
  18. Dale
  19. Boland Landbou
  20. Waterkloof

Latest National Results

  • Dale v Cambridge, 47-7
  • Glenwood v Maritzburg College, 34-17
  • Grey High v Daniël Pienaar, 43-25
  • Kearsney v Maritzburg College, 32-7
  • Paarl Boys’ High v Boland Landbou, 38-33
  • SACS v Wynberg, 37-20
  • Selborne v Stirling, 36-23
  • St Andrew’s v Kingswood, 72-5
  • St Andrew’s v Muir, 29-17
  • Waterkloof v Kempton Park, 54-7
  • Westville v Kearsney, 27-17