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The South Africa Schools Girls U18 A and U18 B Teams have been selected:

It is a highlight of any school athlete to get selected to be in the national team and following a highly competitive U18 IPT the following hockey players have been selected for the SA Schools U18A and U18 B teams.

A rather strange deal was struck up over cappuccino at the College Shoppe recently when Maritzburg College’s ultra-positive first team hockey captain Tyson Dlungwana bet against himself.

The results from the 2015 Girls IPT being held in Pretoria.

Westville turned on their greatest performance of the season last weekend when they took on the unbeaten and leading team in the country, Maritzburg College, and handed them their first defeat of the year in their back yard.

Collegiate travelled to Grahamstown for their derby fixture against Kingswood College. It is without doubt one of the toughest fixtures for any school, but Kingswood were wanting to bounce back after their derby loss the week before.

This week’s SA School Sports Top 70 Rankings sees St Mary’s Waverley back amongst the top five leading teams in what has become a tightly packed group of teams.

Still undefeated from 20 matches and it is Maritzburg College who deservedly command the top position in this week’s SA School Sports Hockey Rankings as they have done from the start of the season.

Kearsney College lose their grip on the top spot of the SA School Sports U16 Rankings after their defeat at the hands of Northwood which has allowed Selborne College to rise to the top of the table for this week.

Many of the teams take a break after a long season and this is how the SA School Sports Rankings are looking after the latest matches have been played.

SACS closed the gap slightly on Maritzburg College during last week’s matches but it is still the KZN powerhouse who reigns supreme at the top of the SA School Sports Hockey Rankings for yet another week.

The Kearsney College first hockey team had a challenging fixture versus Northwood this past Saturday. Two weeks ago they played Northwood in a night league semi final and beat them 8-0 in a game where everything went to plan for them but perhaps  Northwood weren’t at their best that evening as  they are a much better side then that score line reads.

This week’s boys and girls Hockey results from around the country:

St David’s storm to the top of the SA School Sports U16 hockey rankings, and like their First Team they are enjoying a rich vein of form in 2015.

An incredibly hot day was the scene for this match played over the past weekend. Due to this it was decided on having a water break after 15 minutes in each half.

DSG, St.Stithians and St. Mary’s Waverley all made up some good ground on this week’s SA School Sports Top 60 Rankings for girls.

It was more of the same for Maritzburg College over the past week who extend their unbeaten season to 18 matches and with that form secure the top position on the SA School Sports Top 70 Hockey Rankings for another week.

This was a tough but even game with two structured teams taking to the field, presenting phases of pressure for both.

On the 29th May, 2015, the Xerox Selborne College 1st XI were expecting a stern challenge from a much-improved Cambridge team which has had a run of good results of late. And so it proved. It was an extremely well-contested encounter in which neither side ever gained a clear advantage.

This week’s boys and girls school hockey results:

Rondebosch hold onto the leading position this week on the SA Schools U16 Rankings as we raise the minimum amount of match before inclusion into the rankings to five matches.

Not much change this week on the SA School Sports Top 60 Rankings with Oranje Meisies still out in front and several of the leading teams enjoying some time in the winner’s circle last week which has resulted in a stable table.

The unbeatable Red, White and Black machine of Maritzburg College continue to churn out the victories and they remain right at the pinnacle of the SA School Sports Top 70 Rankings for another week.

The Xerox Selborne College 1st XI entertained St Andrew’s College in a match played in hot berg-wind conditions which were not ideal for top-level schoolboy hockey.

College visited Northwood this weekend and met a well-respected Durban team. It was always going to be a challenge to win convincingly at Northwood after a hard fought 1 - 0 the previous week.