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Monday, 27 August 2018 15:36

Rugby: Combined U14,U15,U16 & First XV Rankings for 2018

The 2018 school rugby season has finished and once again we have witnessed the sport played in its purest form at an astonishingly high level.

 

The challenge for the administrators of the sport is how to effectively manage the strong flow of talent that seems to endlessly stream from the school fields in a way that ensures the country takes its place as the leading rugby playing nation. Although it is an increasingly growing concern that although South Africa must have arguably one of the strongest school rugby systems in the world, this advantage does not seem to manifest itself in the country’s elite team.

However challenging that task is, one fact that is guaranteed is that the schools, coaches and players are doing their part in providing a pool of players that will keep the strong traditions of rugby beating strongly in South Africa.

As is the tradition at SA School Sports we have combined all the rankings to produce a Combined Rankings for 2018. These rankings include the First XV’s, U14’s, U15’s and U16’s which serves to illustrate the all round rugby strength of a school.

What is noticeable is that in some cases a school may well have a strong team in a particular age group but fail to keep that position in other ages which ultimately has affected their overall standing.

Taking in all the average bonus points achieved by the various age groups we have Grey College taking the top spot just ahead of Paarl Gim. Across the age groups Grey proved to be consistently at the top with their U16’s, U15’s, U14’s and their First XV, performing better on paper than Gimmies which gave them the edge.

The renewed fortunes of Affies are particularly interesting as all their teams performed competitively throughout the season which underlines the strong rugby culture they nurtured during 2018.

All in all a wonderful season comes to a close with the usual suspects making up the elite rugby schools in the country. However many schools have made promising inroads and are challenging the traditional powerhouses for their turn in the limelight.

It all should make for a great 2019!

COMBINED U14, U15, U16 & First XV RANKINGS 2018
RANK TEAM COMBINDED AVG POINTS
1 GREY COLLEGE 25.986
2 PAARL GIM 24.573
3 AFFIES 21.062
4 MENLOPARK 20.305
5 HELPMEKAAR 19.383
6 SELBORNE COLLEGE 18.522
7 GREY HIGH SCHOOL 18.126
8 PAARL BOYS HIGH 17.984
9 HILTON COLLEGE 27.713
10 BISHOPS 17.771
11 GLENWOOD 17.400
12 OAKDALE 17.074
13 MONUMENT 16.637
14 HTS DROSTDY 16.150
15 NORTHWOOD 16.078
16 OUTENIQUA 15.786
17 KES 15.701
18 PAUL ROOS GYM 15.441
19 JEPPE 15.413
20 MARITZBURG COLLEGE 14.825
21 WYNBERG BH 13.813
22 DURBANVILLE 13.412
23 DIAMANTVELD 13.114
24 STELLENBERG 12.924
25 FRAMESBY 12.565
26 RONDEBOSCH 12.426
27 BEN VORSTER 12.291
28 HUDSON PARK 12.112
29 DIE BRANDWAG 12.072
30 KEARSNEY COLLEGE 12.066
31 BOLAND LANDBOU 11.412
32 WESTVILLE 11.357
33 HEIDELBERG VOLKIES 10.899
34 RUSTENBURG 10.766
35 ST CHARLES COLLEGE 10.243
36 PEARSON 10.139
37 KLERKSDORP 10.131
38 HS ALBERTON 9.979
39 TRANSVALIA 9.958
40 MIDDELBURG HS 9.727
41 ST JOHNS COLLEGE 9.710
42 GARSFONTEIN 9.684
43 EG JANSEN 9.652
44 WESTERING 9.573
45 MARAIS VILJOEN 9.329
46 GRAEME COLLEGE 9.301
47 DALE COLLEGE 9.086
48 HERMANUS 8.843
49 WITTEBERG 8.833
50 MONTANA PTA 8.642
51 NICO MALAN 8.589
52 DHS 8.561
53 VOORTREKKER BETH 8.546
54 ZWARTKOP 8.421
55 ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 7.380
56 SECUNDA 7.374
57 LIGBRON 6.895
58 CURRO NELSPRUIT 6.741
59 MICHAELHOUSE 5.925
60 PAREL VALLEI 5.722
61 KINGSWOOD COLLEGE 5.704
62 ST ALBANS COLLEGE 5.624
63 RANDPARK 5.542
64 QUEENS COLLEGE 5.537
65 NORTHCLIFF 5.256
66 PRETORIA BOYS HIGH 5.204
67 BREDASDORP 5.125
68 LEEUWENHOF 4.706
69 DF MALAN 4.431
70 ST DAVIDS 4.421
71 CLIFTON 4.165
72 OOS MOOT 4.161
73 NOORDHEUWEL 3.952
74 BRACKENFELL 3.657
75 DIE ANKER 3.598
76 ST STITHIANS 3.495
77 ELLISRAS 3.472
78 PIONIER 3.465
79 WATERKLOOF 3.417
80 SACS 3.407
81 FLORIDA 3.304
82 HS KROONSTAD 3.223
83 PARKTOWN 3.197
84 ST BENEDICTS 3.160
85 HTS MIDDELBURG 3.094
86 MARLOW 2.891
87 Graaf Reinet Volk 2.811
88 ERMELO 2.126
89 HANS MOORE 1.811
90 NELSPRUIT 1.453
91 SUTHERLAND 1.410
92 PIET POTGIETER 1.233
93 RIEBEECKRAND 1.200
94 BELLVILLE 1.175
95 LYDENBURG 1.153
96 HUGENOTE WELL 1.116
97 WESVALIA 1.016
98 KRUGERSDORP 0.953
99 POTCH VOLKIES 0.853
100 WOODRIDGE COLLEGE 0.317
101 DINAMIKA 0.141

The formula makes use of several key factors which include: strength of opposition, Home/Away status, Margin of win, Margin of loss, Losing by less than 10 points, actual points scored on the field, Actual results of match (W/L/D). All factors earn a team a prescribed amount of bonus points which are accumulated during the season.

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