An inform Angus Ellis-Cole gave St. Stithians a wonderful start to both matches they played in the past week and helped to get their season off to an encouraging start.
Somerset College who had crept up to second spot last week came within touching distance of ending up as the top team in the country when they met Oranje Meisies in what would decide who finishes as the premiers hockey side.
Victories by Paarl Gim, Affies and Grey College consolidated their status as the leading teams in the country as the second half of the school rugby season kicked off this past week.
A high pedigree Cape School’s Week dominated proceedings in the SA School Rugby scene this past week where there were one or two surprise results and some expected victories for the big names.
Waterkloof fought bravely in their match against Affies and almost pulled off one of the upsets of the season this past weekend.
Die Beeld has reported that a school rugby player has been banned for 80 weeks after he punched a player from Waterkloof and followed up with a head butt.
There are now two unbeaten teams occupying the top two positions and virtually nothing separates them at this stage of the season.
A supreme effort from Paarl Gim against Outeniqua over the weekend catapulted Gimmies into pole position and in the process extended their unbeaten run this season.
The majority of the teams have now played the minimum of four matches to be included in the rankings and this saw several teams make some steady advancement.
The rugby season is in full swing with most of the teams having started their 2013 campaign and as the second school term starts there is going to be nonstop action for several months to come.
Match reports for the 150th Rugby Festival at Maritzburg College:
The Grey High 1st XI clashed with the fast improving Noord Kaap side from Kimberley in a declaration match this past Sunday in a match that would test Grey all the way.
(Stellenbosch 20 February 2011) Titans representative Hoërskool Waterkloof and Knights team Hoërskool Noordkaap went through to the final of the Standard Bank Schools Pro20 Challenge in Stellenbosch on Sunday after both beat established cricket schools in their third round matches on Sunday morning.