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St. Stithians have entrenched their place as the leading Water Polo team in the country at this stage of the season and sit just above Stirling in first place on the SA School Rankings for another week.

The Old Petrian’s Tournament produced some spectacular water polo which saw Stirling getting the better of Crawford in the Cup Final match. However St. Stithians are leading the SA School Rankings for this week with just two losses so far this year.

A young Glenwood team leads the SA School Sports Water Polo Rankings for this week after a stellar showing at the Pretoria Boys High Festival last week and remain unbeaten scoring heavily in all their matches so far this season.

There was plenty of Water polo played during the last week with the Grey College ITEC Tournament taking centre stage.

The Water Polo season is in full swing and it is always exciting to see how the various teams will fare after losing some of their stars of last year.

A crunching 14-1 win by Rondebosch over Paul Roos Gym has cemented them at the top of the SA School Sports Water Polo rankings for this week with Bishops and Glenwood making a chase of it with their own victories over the weekend.

St Stithians enjoyed a wonderful home tournament which has helped them consolidate their status as one of the powerhouses in school water polo this year.

St Stithians hosted a highly successful Saints U18 Invitational Tournament last week which pitted some of the biggest names in SA Schools water polo against each other.

Rondebosch slugged it out with some of the finest teams in the country to set up a meeting with a strong Glenwood side in the Finals of the SAC Tournament. In a classic final Rondebosch showed their class as they edged out the KZN outfit to occupy the second slot in this week’s Rankings.

Stirling High turned up at the 2016 Co-Ed Tournament during the past week and simply blew the opposition away with a powerfully clinical display of water polo which has help keep them way out in front on the SA Schools Top 30 Rankings.

The biggest difference between water polo and most other team sports is that every player is constantly moving. Using the “eggbeater” motion of treading water, the six players and the goalie on each team must uphold the cardinal rule of water polo, which is to never touch the bottom of the pool with their feet.

The leading team in South Africa on this week’s SA School Sports Rankings is Clifton who has once again been in brilliant form in 2016.

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:58

Waterpolo: Results for this week: 25/09/2016

The waterpolo season has started with a mighty splash and teams from all around the country gathered to participate in some of the sports most high profile events over the weekend.

After a highly successful KES Water Polo Tournament which attracted the majority of the leading teams in the country, the SA Schools Top 40 Rankings has enjoyed some vigorous movement on the table.

It is a very tightly bunched top Ten this week on the SA Schools Rankings with St Johns College at the top after an unbeaten run of 11 matches..

This week’s SA Schools Water Polo Rankings for Girl’s sees several teams moving up the table after the latest round of results have been submitted.

Last weekend,St Peter’s College hosted the 12th annual Old Petrian’s water polo tournament from 19 February – 21 February 2016 for open girls. Twenty eight schools across the country and one from Zimbabwe participated in the prestigious event at the Wahoo Aquatics centre and St Peter’s Girls Prep’s pool. Water polo is a highly competitive sport, and it was pleasing to see so many schools encouraging their girls to excel in the game.

The 2016 Old Petrian’s Tournament was the showpiece event last week with several of the big names in SA School Water Polo taking part. Stirling hang on to the top spot on the SA Schools Rankings but Durban Girls College have dramatically closed the gap on them.

A stunning victory by St.Stithians over Roedean in the Old Mutual Prestige Cup sees Saints edge ever closer to the top of the SA School Rankings for this week.

St Andrews College moved rapidly up the SA Schools Water Polo Rankings for this week after a brilliant display at the Vides Tournament which saw them clinching the final 10-8 against Selborne College.

An unbeaten run by Pretoria Boy’s High leaves them at the top of the SA Schools Rankings for this week although to be fair it is tightly bunched at the top and we are sure to see some movement as this week’s matches get played.

A highly successful ITEC Grey College Tournament saw many of the leading water polo teams in action which has given us some interesting results on the SA School Rankings for this week.

Stirling have kicked off their season in dramatic fashion winning all their matches including Pearson and Collegiate to lead the SA Schools Girls Water Polo Rankings for this week.

SACS continues to maintain their stranglehold on the SA Schools Top 40 Rankings although the gap between them and chasing pack has gradually shrunk.

A strong showing of 12 wins on the trot by Stirling takes them to their highest position to date on the SA School’s Top 35 Rankings which still sees Reddam enjoying the limelight at the pinnacle of the table.

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