Top 20 schools for 2008

This is your Top 20 schools for 2008.

Rugby365’s ratings.

Blink an eye and the season is over. In fact life’s season is a short one. But here we are, after much head-banging, with our final Top 20 for 2008.

To draw up this ranking we started from scratch.

We tried to separate Grey College and Paarl Gim but it would not be fair to put either above the other of those two unbeaten teams who, it seems, are never des tinned to play each other.

We also give below all the other teams who were from time to time on the Top 20 – obviously all great rugby schools.

Top 20 – 7 September

1. Paarl Gim, Grey College of Bloemfontein
3. Grey High of Port Elizabeth
4. Glenwood
5. Outeniqua
6. Michaelhouse
7. Waterkloof
8. Dr EG Jansen
9. Paul Roos
10. Affies
11. Paarl Boys’ High,
12. Framesby
13. Bishops
14. Selborne
15. Voortrekker (Bethlehem)
16. Voortrekker (Bethlehem)
17. HTS Middelburg
18. Pretoria Boys High
19. KES
20. Monument

Schools which were also on the Top 20 are: Afrikaanse Hoërskool Kroonstad, Boland Landbou, Daniël Pienaar,
Die Brandwag, Eldoraigne, Florida, Hugenote of Wellington, Marlow, Noord-Kaap, Oakdale and Schoonspruit of Malmesbury.

  21 comments for “Top 20 schools for 2008

  1. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 9:31 am
    Good to see Dr EG Jansen rightfully above Affies this year ;-)
  2. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 9:40 am
    Just some info:

    Bethlehem Voortrekker beat Kroonstad by a good margin bu tthen lost to Virginia Sports Academy by 50 points.

    The Academy also won the schools 7’s this year. Apart from Gimmies and Grey I dont see the other top 7 teams beating this team.

  3. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 9:42 am
    Perhaps I should alo do an article on Louis Botha in Bloemfontein which has to be the biggest sporting success story of the ew South Africa.

    They were, apart from the Grey cherries, the biggest threat to Grey in Bloem. Great rugby team and very good athletics team. 97% black school.

  4. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 9:53 am
    For example I see Louis Botha beat Kroonstad Hoerskool 24-0!

    Thats a serious player in Griffons school rugby and this darkie school from Bloem gives them a smack!

    I think the Cheetahs contacted a centre from this year and flanker from las year from this school. Th flanker played in the final of Craven Week against WP and scored a great try.

    Very good for transformation when hese things happen. But all the teachers are white and very strict on discipline. Do you okes think Khompela would recognise the eforts of these teachers in transformation?

    Did not think so.

  5. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 9:56 am
    Fokkit they are National Champs in soccer under 19 and under 16! Truely inspirational school that.
  6. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:00 am
    Westville dropped out the 22 this year damn…
  7. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Reply to newbokshields @ 9:56 am:

    Do us a piece and stop threatening man! smile

    Go interview the head master, coach etc.

    We will give their school massive airtime.

  8. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:03 am
    9. Paul Roos


    Check Maties follow the route of the school this year…

  9. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:12 am
    Reply to Morné @ 10:03 am:


  10. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:13 am
    Reply to Morné @ 10:03 am:

    Maar check PaulRoos se akedemiese prestasie die jaar!

  11. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Reply to PietPloos @ 10:13 am:

    :muahaha: :muahaha: :muahaha: :muahaha:

  12. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:31 am
    Reply to Morné @ 10:01 am:

    Should I not rather do another article on a wp school seeing as that region is the blood and soul of SA rugby and no-one really cares whats going on in the Freestate?

    Or perhaps an interview with Rassie titled: watch us next year!


  13. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 10:00 am:

    Westville a real soutie school. Your alma mater?

    Is that Glenwood no 4. the same school that got an 80 point dribbling from grey last year? And how is Michaelhouse so high up? Natal league is weak.

  14. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Reply to newbokshields @ 10:31 am:

    No the Cape Media has that covered… smile

    You can do something on why the Bloem boys does not want to play Gimmies…

  15. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:42 am
    Reply to Morné @ 10:37 am:

    Ag kak man in Bloem they say Gimmies dont want to play them? Dont worry in 3 years most of Gimmies will be playing for the Bulls and most of Grey for the Sharks, then we can see how they go! :twisted:

  16. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:46 am
    Fokkit I see old PW Botha was in Voortrekker at some stage.

    So from now on this gives me the sole right to the :nono:

  17. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Reply to newbokshields @ 10:42 am:

    And we will both be neutrals…!

  18. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Reply to Morné @ 10:48 am:

    and despite those two teams contesting the finals it will be wp with the majority boks selected! :nono: :P

  19. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 11:06 am
    The “Napolioni Nalaga knockout hit on Jean-Baptiste Elissalde ” is on RugbyDump
  20. avatar
    November 18, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Reply to newbokshields @ 10:52 am:

    Because in modern rugby we select on S14 performance and not a watered down CC shields!!! smile

  21. avatar
    Bongani BEE Bok
    November 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    15. Voortrekker (Bethlehem)
    16. Voortrekker (Bethlehem)

    are these okes this good? or did two groot trekkers stop in the same dorp ;)


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