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Friday, 15 March 2019 08:21

Water Polo: Jeppe on the Rise

Over the past year, Jeppe’s water polo has seen a steep climb on the leader boards. Between having six of their players, across various age groups, currently in the South African teams, despite not being able to produce as many in previous years, and their first team cementing their place as a top contender at all major tournaments, the big question on everybody’s mind is, ‘How are they doing it?’

Few would dispute that SACS have put in a master class this season and are ostensibly the leading team in the nation after enjoying one of their finest years in the pool.

It has been a sensational season from the St Stithians Water Polo team who rest at the top of the SA School Sports Rankings after finishing this stage of 2019 unbeaten.

It has been St Stithians all the way this season with an unbeaten run of 27 matches as they have taken home every trophy on offer. Saints lead this week’s Girls Water Polo Rankings again and it seems unlikely they will be caught.

St Stithians have rocketed up the table to settle in the 2nd spot on this week’s Boys Top 40 Water Polo Rankings following a great performance at the KES Tournament last week.

Saints finished the KES Tournament in third place after notching up several notable wins but it was their 11-8 loss to eventual winners SACS that scuppered their chances of higher honors.

SACS have been in mercurial form this year and were deserved winners of the KES Tournament as they completed a clean sweep in the pool stages and although pushed hard by St. Johns College in the finals managed to hold on for the victory.

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BOYS WATER POLO RANKINGS, 6 March, 2019
RANK TEAM PLAYED AVG BONUS POINTS
1 SACS 19 5.51
2 ST STITHIANS 16 4.93
3 CLIFTON 17 4.73
4 ST JOHNS COLLEGE 18 4.60
5 ST ANDREWS COLLEGE 31 4.23
6 KEARSNEY COLLEGE 5 4.17
7 BISHOPS 24 4.00
8 GREY HIGH SCHOOL 27 3.93
9 ST BENEDICTS 16 3.79
10 HILTON COLLEGE 12 3.66
11 WESTVILLE 12 3.63
12 JEPPE 11 3.51
13 PAUL ROOS GYM 17 3.41
14 SELBORNE COLLEGE 29 3.41
15 REDDAM Con 18 3.40
16 GLENWOOD 8 3.24
17 PRETORIA BOYS HIGH 7 3.14
18 RONDEBOSCH 10 3.03
19 ST DAVIDS 12 3.01
20 KES 8 2.83
21 REDDAM HELDER 7 2.78
22 GREY COLLEGE 14 2.58
23 STIRLING 20 2.38
24 PEARSON 24 2.17
25 ST ALBANS COLLEGE 8 2.03
26 AFFIES 11 1.97
27 NORTHWOOD 16 1.88
28 DHS 9 1.65
29 REDDAM UMH 5 1.56
30 CRAWFORD LONEHILL 13 1.54
31 MICHAELHOUSE 2 1.44
32 MARITIZBURG COLLEGE 11 1.32
33 PARKTOWN 13 1.20
34 GLENWOOD HOUSE 15 1.09
35 ST PETERS 11 1.02
36 KINGSWOOD 19 0.45
37 ALEX ROAD 5 0.40
38 WYNBERG 11 0.32
39 YORK 5 0.19
40 HUDSON PARK 5 0.09

SACS are still laying claim to the No.1 spot on this week’s Boy’s Water Polo Rankings but the field has closed on them and it is looking like several teams could well be serious contenders in 2019.

In 2018 it was Pearson who ended the season as the leading team in the country and although they have started well once against we are looking at St Stithians who are taking the No.1 spot for this week on the Water Polo Rankings.

SACS put on a powerful performance last week at the St Andrews College Shield Tournament where they overcame the strong Clifton team in the final match to clinch the top spot on this week’s SA School Sports Rankings.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:38

Boys Water Polo: The First Rankings for 2019

Still very early days in the 2019 Water Polo season with several of the big teams yet to play enough matches to get included on this year’s rankings but in another week or two we can expect many of the usual suspects heading to the top of the table.

The ITEC Grey College Water Polo was the big event this past week with several of the leading teams in action which contributed to a high level tournament.

The Water Polo season is up and running and it promises to be another highly competitive season. Here are this week’s results from around the pools of SA:

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:26

Water Polo: Pearson Riding the Manthe Wave


Within minutes of talking water polo – and Pearson water polo in particular – one becomes as enthralled in the journey as does one “Mr Pearson Water Polo and Aquatics” the affable Luke Manthe.

Virtually from the start of the 2018 season there has been one team that has been shining above the rest in the water polo pools across the country. It therefore comes as no surprise that Pearson finish the year as the No.1 Water Polo team in South Africa after completing a terrific season.

In has turned out to be a two horse race for the Number 1 spot on the SA School Sports Top 40 Water Polo Rankings for Boys with the powerhouses of Clifton and Rondebosch battling their way through the season.

There was yet another dominant display from the girls from Pearson as they proved just why many view them as the finest team in SA Schools Water Polo.

Pearson maintain a firm grip on this week’s No.1 spot on the SA School Sports Water Polo Top 30 Rankings after a dominant display at the recent Co-Ed Tournament.

Several teams have prospered from the past two week’s matches and have made a charge on this week’s Boy’s Water Polo Top 40 Rankings.

Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:58

Water Polo: Rondebosch Wins SACS Cup

 This past weekend (30 September- 2nd October) , schools from around South Africa competed in one of the country’s most prestigious water polo tournaments for the SACS u19 Cup.

Clifton continue to show why they are considered one of the powerhouses in SA Schools Water Polo as they lead this week’s rankings following a good show of form in recent matches.

Pearson proved they are ready to sign off on the 2018 season the same way they signed on when they consolidated they position as the leading water polo team in the country at the recent Reddam Tournament.

28 of Southern Africa’s top water polo schools took part in the St Peter’s College Old Petrian’s U19 Girls Water Polo Tournament last week which once again delivered on excitement and passion.

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 18:10

Boy's Water Polo Rankings: 6/03/2018

The long awaited KES Water Polo Tournament was the main event last week which saw several of the country’s top polo teams in action.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:12

Boy's Water Polo Rankings: 28/02/2018

St John’s College hits the front on this week’s SA School Sports Top 30 Rankings which is a good reward for a side that has played some enterprising Water Polo and rarely been tested so far this season.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:28

Boy's Water Polo Rankings: 21/02/2018

St John’s College leap up the table after some excellent results of late and there are signs that the JHB powerhouse has found their form of a season or two back and will be a force to be reckoned with in 2018.

A solid showing by Roedean at Old Mutual Prestige Cup has helped to launch their season and they are well placed in the top three for this week’s rankings.

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