New Zealand Top 50 for 2017

Once again, a big thank you to Herschel Fruean, a New Zealand school rugby guru for his Top 50.

Check out Herschel’s website at and his Facebook page at for all sorts of in depth details on players and matches played.


Here are the results of the New Zealand national schoolboy rugby championships.
It means that Mount Albert Grammar School will be New Zealand’s 2017 representatives at the SANIX in Japan.

Read more here about How the New Zealand school rugby season works


  1. What I find astonishing is the big jump from year to year. St Patricks (29>2) and Auckland Grammar (26>6). In SA our top 10 teams have good and bad years, but I am not aware that a positive jump 27 and 20 places has ever happened in SA.

  2. Significant to me is the spread of good schools amongst provinces / areas. Very equally spread with only Highlanders that has one team in Top 10.

    Maybe part of our issues are that our power in rugby is vested in a few schools and not enough that can compete on a weekly basis.

  3. Astonishing movement. Can’t help but wonder how they calculate their rankings.

  4. @McCulleys Workshop: No McCulley that Quagga is Hopper. He slipped past Beet’s security system on the Blog. I think Beets account was pwned. As you spell Kwagga with KW like the place that makes Lekker Brandy. And you know my English and Afrikaans is kuk. Then you also know the rest of the story. Jis how’s Hooit’s lightie best rugby player in SA Schools. But that’s only according to Ruggas. Who is Ruggas? Is that Andre T?

  5. @Playa: Jis Playa I didn’t even think of that. And has a body fat of less than 2%. But one Lekker thing is you are smarter than him. Didn’t you just complete your Phd in economics 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  6. @robbie: @Quagga:
    What is the difference between their table and ours, I’m battling to understand you.
    Affies 2014 to 2015
    Paul Roos 2013 to 2014
    Monument 2012 to 2013
    E.G. 2012 to 2013
    The list goes on and on and on of inconsistencies over a discrete period. It’s all irrelevant.


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