Paarl Gim win over Paarl Boys last week kept them as the top schools team in the country. Further down we had some movement however.
Of the Top 20 schools last week, 19 were in action again this week, and it produced some headaches.
The headaches were at the top of the second half of the Top 20. The ones that were 10, 11 and 12 all lost, HTS Middelburg (10) and Die Brandwag (12) heavily so, This meant that schools had to be demoted though the candidates for promotion may not have done all that well.
In the end the school teams promoted are Outeniqua, Waterkloof, Nelspruit, Monument even though they lost, Marlow, Grey PE, and Oakdale while Nico Malan come back into the pressure group just below the Top 20.
FNB Top 20 – 6 August
1. Paarl Gim
4. Grey College of Bloemfontein
5. Dr EG Jansen
6. Paarl Boys’ High
12. HTS Middelburg
13. Grey High of Port Elizabeth
14. St Andrew’s College of Grahamstown
17. Die Brandwag
18. Bethlehem Voortrekker
20. Paul Roos
Other teams strongly considered were Boland Landbou, Drostdy, Framesby, Kempton Park, Nico Malan, Noord-Kaap, Pretoria Boys High, Queen’s, Selborne and Transvalia