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

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Combined School Rugby Rankings

Yet another school rugby season has come and gone and as has become the norm some brilliant rugby has been played across all the age groups.

As is the practice at SA School Sports we have combined all the rankings to produce a Combined Rankings for 2022. These rankings include the First XV’s, U14’s, U15’s and U16’s which serves to illustrate the all-round rugby strength and depth of a school.

At times a school has a fantastic First XV but their teams in the other age groups have not performed as well and that is reflected in these combined rankings. Consistency across all the age groups is key for performing well in this ranking.

However, a few things stand out when we look at the combined rankings.

  •      Firstly only 20 schools achieved a Top 10 finish in at least 1 of the 4 age groups. This suggests that the bulk of rugby talent still remains with the traditional powerhouses.
  •      Secondly only 4 schools achieved a Top 10 finish across all four age groups, namely Grey College, Affies, Paarl Gim and Paul Roos Gym. We can read into that what we may, however most would have to admit that the recruiting and structures that exist in these types of schools must be very special to be able to perform at the highest level from Grade 8 through to Grade 12.
  •      Looking at the Top 20, nine of the team’s hail from the Western Cape, five from Gauteng, four from KZN with the Free State and Eastern Cape represented by one school.

These rankings take into consideration factors such as strength of opposition, margin of victory, margin of loss, losing with 10 points, actual points scored on the field, actual result (W/L/D), home/ away status and others. Each factor allows a team to earn a prescribed amount of bonus points which are ultimately ranking the teams.

For the handful of critics, be gentle and remember as with all rankings surprises and upsets do take place, Japan did beat the Springboks!

All in all, a wonderful season ends 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 2023!

 

COMBINED U14/U15/U16 & FIRST XV RANKINGS 2022

RANK

TEAM

AVG BONUS

1

GREY COLLEGE

8.441

2

AFFIES

8.280

3

PAUL ROOS GYM

7.850

4

PAARL GIM

7.777

5

PAARL BOYS HIGH

7.120

6

DHS

6.831

7

RONDEBOSCH

6.255

8

WYNBERG BH

5.979

9

KES

5.943

10

HELPMEKAAR

5.792

11

OUTENIQUA

5.757

12

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

5.601

13

NORTHWOOD

5.512

14

BOLAND LANDBOU

5.363

15

STELLENBERG

5.329

16

MONUMENT

5.193

17

MICHAELHOUSE

4.975

18

QUEENS COLLEGE

4.972

19

EG JANSEN

4.953

20

WORCESTER GYM

4.880

21

HILTON COLLEGE

4.857

22

NOORDHEUWEL

4.780

23

KEARSNEY COLLEGE

4.650

24

SELBORNE COLLEGE

4.569

25

MARLOW

4.557

26

OAKDALE

4.530

27

GREY HIGH SCHOOL

4.470

29

SECUNDA

4.104

30

ST JOHNS COLLEGE

4.057

31

WESTVILLE

4.051

32

VOORTREKKER BETH

4.033

33

HUDSON PARK

4.018

34

WATERKLOOF

4.001

35

HTS DROSTDY

3.893

36

FRAMESBY

3.787

37

NICO MALAN

3.786

38

JEPPE

3.779

39

MENLOPARK

3.703

40

GRAEME COLLEGE

3.666

41

PIETERSBURG

3.555

42

PRETORIA BOYS HIGH

3.519

43

NORTHCLIFF

3.495

44

RUSTENBURG NW

3.460

45

WOLMARANSSTAD

3.460

46

RANDBURG

3.458

47

DIE BRANDWAG

3.428

48

CHARLIE HOFMEYR

3.413

49

GARSFONTEIN

3.410

50

BRANDWAG

3.363

51

STRAND

3.302

52

MERENSKY

3.223

53

PEARSON

3.087

54

DURBANVILLE

3.041

55

TRANSVALIA

3.035

56

GLENWOOD

3.009

57

NELSPRUIT

3.008

58

CORNWALL HILL

2.913

59

HOPEFIELD

2.852

60

DIE ANKER

2.839

61

MONTANA PTA

2.802

62

HANS MOORE

2.771

63

ERMELO

2.693

64

KLERKSDORP

2.664

65

KEMPTON PARK

2.660

66

ELDORAIGNE

2.657

67

WELKOM GYM

2.657

68

UNION HS

2.648

69

MIDDELBURG HS

2.627

70

SACS

2.587

71

DIAMANTVELD

2.484

72

HTS WITBANK

2.465

73

ST DAVIDS

2.460

74

FRIKKIE MEYER

2.446

75

LIGBRON

2.424

76

TOM NAUDE

2.401

77

ST ALBANS COLLEGE

2.314

78

LINDEN

2.309

79

DINAMIKA

2.263

80

ST ANDREWS COLLEGE

2.262

81

WESTERING

2.240

82

WITTEBERG

2.208

83

OTTO DU PLESSIS

2.175

84

LANDBOUDAL

2.173

85

MIDSTREAM

2.173

86

PRETORIA NOORD

2.146

87

CLIFTON

2.043

88

HEIDELBERG VOLKIES

2.025

89

BISHOPS

2.014

90

HUGENOTE WELL

1.985

91

KRUGERSDORP

1.976

92

OOS MOOT

1.934

93

LEEUWENHOF

1.915

94

CURRO DURBANVILLE

1.907

95

EDGEMEAD

1.846

96

BERGSIG

1.844

97

HERONBRIDGE

1.823

98

HUGENOTE SPRINGS

1.777

99

FRANS DU TOIT

1.640

100

DALE COLLEGE

1.638

101

POTCH VOLKIES

1.622

102

DUINEVELD

1.612

103

BEN VORSTER

1.589

104

MONTAGU

1.579

105

WESVALIA

1.573

106

HOTTENTOTS HOLLAND

1.539

107

JEUGLAND

1.400

108

HTS JOHN VORSTER

1.379

109

PORTERVILLE

1.348

110

ST CHARLES COLLEGE

1.312

111

ELLISRAS

1.261

112

HANS STRIJDOM

1.246

113

ROB FERREIRA

1.246

114

ASHTON COLLEGE

1.217

115

BELLVILLE

1.195

116

CURRO HILLCREST

1.185

117

POTCH GIM

1.173

118

OVERKRUIN

1.166

119

JIM FOUCHE

1.148

120

ALLEN GLEN

1.067

121

SWARTLAND

1.066

122

AHS KROONSTAD

1.044

123

HTS MIDDELBURG

1.013

124

ALBERTON HS

0.997

125

VRYBURG

0.971

126

RIEBEECKRAND

0.969

127

BURGERDORP

0.963

128

LANGENHOVEN GIM

0.945

129

HS ALBERTON

0.939

130

BASTION

0.873

131

BRITS

0.854

132

PIONIER

0.813

133

WONDERBOOM

0.783

134

VREDE

0.773

135

STIRLING

0.762

136

AUGSBURG

0.752

137

STANDERTON

0.744

138

FLORIDA

0.737

139

WOODRIDGE COLLEGE

0.700

140

HERMANUS

0.630

141

PIET RETIEF

0.630

142

LABORI

0.615

143

BERGVLAM

0.588

145

BREDASDORP

0.548

146

BEN VILJOEN

0.531

147

ROBERTSON

0.462

148

EMPANGENI

0.452

149

TRIO

0.416

150

WINTERBERG

0.408

151

DESPATCH

0.396

152

SCHOONSPRUIT SEC

0.373

153

SWELLENDAM

0.367

154

KIRKWOOD

0.353

155

LICHTENBURG

0.353

156

FICHARDTPARK

0.352

157

LYDENBURG

0.335

158

DANIEL PIENAAR

0.320

159

MUIR COLLEGE

0.286

160

ZWARTKOP

0.210