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Maritzburg College and Grey College met in what promised to be a greatly contested game on Goldstones.

As we take a collective deep breath before the smorgasbord of rugby is dished up during the Easter Festivals which is not far away, here is this week’s Belgotex First XV Top 50 Rankings.

Jeppe are off to a great start in the 2017 season and have already posed some problems for the opposition with their young dynamic side. Can neighbours St.John's College blunt their momentum?

All This Week’s Rugby Fixtures and Results from around South Africa.

It is probably a little premature to be publishing the first rankings of the season when there have only been a handful of matches played and many of the traditionally top teams have yet to even start their season. So we expect to get a bit of flack for that, but we can take it.

There is a spring in the step of the Jeppe XV this season after holding a strong Menlopark side to a 30-30 draw and signs that 2017 could be a big year for them. However St.Stithians has been known to turn the tables with their brand of running rugby so this should be a very interesting encounter between these Johannesburg neighbours.

All This Week’s Rugby Fixtures and Results from around South Africa.

All This Week’s Rugby Fixtures and Results from around South Africa.

Gone are the days when you have to sit staring at your Twitter feed waiting for an update on your team. Now you can watch live over 100 matches this season from the comfort of your home.

In former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten the Pietermaritzburg school St Charles College have unearthed a gem.|

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:30

Rugby: Was This the Best Running Back of 2016?

There has been plenty of exciting rugby players that have thrilled and entertained the faithful during the 2016 season and many of them hopefully will go on to capture attention in the professional ranks.

In the never ending quest to produce a competitive rugby ethos many schools have turned their attention to procuring the services of a professional coach or specialist to help bolster their fortunes in the sport.

The 2016 school rugby season has finished and once again we have witnessed the sport played in its purest form at an astonishingly high level.

Perhaps the closest of all the rankings the U16’s put on a tough race for the top with no less than six teams at various stages of the season enjoying life at the top of the table. However Monnas who consistently displayed a great mixture of defensive and attacking rugby end the season as the top U16 team in the country.

It was an extremely close season with Paul Roos, Grey College and Selborne all in the mix at various stages of the season. Yet few would disagree with Paul Roos Gym finishing up as the leading U15 team in South Africa following a record 15 straight wins.

The 2016 season for the U14’s was for the most part a two horse race between Outeniqua and Glenwood for the best part of the season. At the end though it was Outeniqua who edged ahead and completed a dramatic clean sweep to end up as the Number 1 team in SA and they did that without losing a single match.

Congratulations to Paarl Boys High who conquered all in front of them and deservedly end the 2016 season as the Number 1 ranked team on the Totalsports Top 100 Rankings.

Friday, 26 August 2016 10:11

Rugby: The Outeniqua Revival

“The fact is we had a very inexperienced team this year. We lost 14 of the forwards in the firsts and seconds of 2015, so we had to begin with a new group of forwards.

With virtually one week to go before the 2016 Rugby season comes to an end, Paul Roos Gym timed their rise to the top of the U15 Rankings perfectly with a bitterly close victory over Grey College.

High-flying Outeniqua got the fright of their season when they took on Paarl Gim and almost saw their impressive unbeaten record vanish at the final hurdle. However the class of the Outeniqua 2016 U14’s came through at the end to maintain their unblemished run and remain at the top of the U14 Rankings this week.

With only a few more rugby matches to be played by a handful of schools in 2016 we are looking at a pretty stable rankings table with Boishaai still stacking up the wins and leading this week’s Totalsports Top 100 Rankings.

All this week’s U14, U15, U16 & First XV Results:

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It has been a very tightly bunched group of teams for the greater part of the season and as stated previously one slip by one of the leading teams could see some sudden movement at the top of the U16 Rankings table.

It is all going to come down to the final match of the season to see who will be crowned the leading team on the U15 Rankings for 2016.

Outeniqua stretched their unbeaten run to 15 matches when they dismantled Die Brandwag which virtually puts them out of reach at the top of the U14 Top 100 Rankings for this week.