SchoolBoy Rugby Blog Top 60 Table – April 2014

This is NOT this website’s rankings. It is merely a table that sets out to rank 60 of the schools who are tracked on the blog, using their results. Very little consideration has been given to the strength of opponents played by each school, as a good ranking system would. Calculations:
Win = 4 points
Draw = 2 Points
Bonus Point awarded to the winning team if the margin of victory > 9 otherwise to bonus point to the losing team.
No bonus point awarded if the team beaten is not one of the ±70 schools being tracked.

 

# SCHOOL P W D L PF PA PD MP BP Pts Avg Pts
1 Grey College 11 10 1 0 526 115 411 42 6.5 48.50 4.41
2 Wynberg 6 6 0 0 232 94 138 24 2.0 26.00 4.33
3 Tygerberg 6 6 0 0 209 95 114 24 1.0 25.00 4.17
4 HJS Paarl BH 10 9 1 0 359 92 267 38 2.5 40.50 4.05
5 Garsfontein 8 7 0 1 340 157 183 28 4.0 32.00 4.00
6 Monument 11 8 2 1 367 154 213 36 8.0 44.00 4.00
7 Maritzburg College 8 7 0 1 256 126 130 28 4.0 32.00 4.00
8 Menlopark 8 7 0 1 264 117 147 28 3.0 31.00 3.88
9 HTS Middelburg 11 9 0 2 306 170 136 36 5.0 41.00 3.73
10 Glenwood 9 7 0 2 227 177 50 28 5.0 33.00 3.67
11 Paul Roos 9 7 0 2 356 105 251 28 4.0 32.00 3.56
12 Selborne 10 8 1 1 346 155 191 34 1.5 35.50 3.55
13 Grey HS 10 7 0 3 330 165 165 28 7.0 35.00 3.50
14 Waterkloof 9 7 0 2 360 178 182 28 3.0 31.00 3.44
15 Dale 9 7 0 2 241 98 143 28 3.0 31.00 3.44
16 Paarl Gim 5 3 0 2 123 67 56 12 5.0 17.00 3.40
17 Cambridge 5 4 0 1 108 70 38 16 1.0 17.00 3.40
18 Oakdale 7 5 0 2 165 89 76 20 3.0 23.00 3.29
19 EG Jansen 10 7 0 3 319 173 146 28 4.0 32.00 3.20
20 Outeniqua 8 5 0 3 215 102 113 20 5.0 25.00 3.13
21 KES 9 6 0 3 169 196 -27 24 4.0 28.00 3.11
22 Kearsney 11 8 0 3 264 168 96 32 2.0 34.00 3.09
23 St Andrew’s 6 4 0 2 181 128 53 16 2.0 18.00 3.00
24 Bishops 3 2 0 1 85 62 23 8 1.0 9.00 3.00
25 Transvalia 10 6 1 3 213 211 2 26 4.0 30.00 3.00
26 Westville 11 6 0 5 274 178 96 24 8.0 32.00 2.91
27 Nelspruit 9 5 1 3 158 121 37 22 4.0 26.00 2.89
28 Brandwag (Uitenhage) 8 5 0 3 255 105 150 20 3.0 23.00 2.88
29 Graeme 7 4 1 2 148 101 47 18 2.0 20.00 2.86
30 Stellenberg 6 4 0 2 186 89 97 16 1.0 17.00 2.83
31 Louis Botha 6 4 0 2 133 118 15 16 1.0 17.00 2.83
32 Jeppe 8 5 0 3 143 103 40 20 2.0 22.00 2.75
33 Sentraal (FS) 8 5 0 3 169 154 15 20 2.0 22.00 2.75
34 Kempton Park 9 5 0 4 184 176 8 20 3.0 23.00 2.56
35 George Campbell 8 5 0 3 167 135 32 20 20.00 2.50
36 Diamantveld 10 6 0 4 149 151 -2 24 1.0 25.00 2.50
37 Framesby 9 4 0 5 239 168 71 16 6.0 22.00 2.44
38 Marais Viljoen 8 4 1 3 157 227 -70 18 1.5 19.50 2.44
39 St John’s 7 3 0 4 138 140 -2 12 5.0 17.00 2.43
40 Michaelhouse 5 2 0 3 83 74 9 8 4.0 12.00 2.40
41 Hilton 5 3 0 2 115 122 -7 12 12.00 2.40
42 Eldoraigne 9 5 0 4 235 231 4 20 1.0 21.00 2.33
43 Daniel Pienaar 5 2 0 3 89 85 4 8 3.0 11.00 2.20
44 SACS 5 2 0 3 119 122 -3 8 3.0 11.00 2.20
45 Nico Malan 10 5 0 5 204 260 -56 20 2.0 22.00 2.20
46 Noord-Kaap 9 3 1 5 210 171 39 14 5.5 19.50 2.17
47 St Charles 6 3 0 3 136 110 26 12 1.0 13.00 2.17
48 Boland Landbou 6 2 0 4 135 132 3 8 5.0 13.00 2.17
49 Affies 7 3 0 4 143 178 -35 12 3.0 15.00 2.14
50 DHS 9 4 0 5 217 153 64 16 3.0 19.00 2.11
51 Northwood 8 3 0 5 149 185 -36 12 4.0 16.00 2.00
52 Helpmekaar 4 2 0 2 96 118 -22 8 8.00 2.00
53 Klerksdorp 11 4 1 6 187 340 -153 18 2.5 20.50 1.86
54 Marlow 10 4 0 6 200 199 1 16 2.0 18.00 1.80
55 Voortrekker (Beth) 5 2 0 3 113 117 -4 8 1.0 9.00 1.80
56 Hudson Park 6 2 0 4 64 108 -44 8 2.0 10.00 1.67
57 Centurion 8 3 0 5 176 236 -60 12 1.0 13.00 1.62
58 Ermelo 7 2 0 5 119 156 -37 8 3.0 11.00 1.57
59 Queen’s 8 3 0 5 120 206 -86 12 12.00 1.50
60 Pretoria BH 9 2 0 7 172 206 -34 8 5.0 13.00 1.44

49 Comments

  1. This is a very good indicator on win ratios and why strength of opposition or categorizing schools is so important in trying to rank real strength.

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  2. Agreed, this is nowhere near the right methodology, Affies at 47! I know it’s just one way of doing this, but weighting for strength of opposition, points difference, home or away etc plays a huge roll. I like Boishaaipa’s version, at least some weighting involved….Grey Bloem, Paarl Gim, Waterkloof, Paul Roos and then the rest…

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  3. This is another way of looking at things! As far as I know, Waterkloof did not draw a match, they had 2 losses and 7 win’s?

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  4. My 14 top 1st teams:
    Grey Bloem
    Paarl Gim
    Waterkloof
    There after any one of the following-no specific order:
    HTS Middelburg, EG Jansen, Paul Roos, HJSPaarl, Outenikwa, Garsfontien, Menlopark, Outenikwa, Glenwood, Monnas, Oakdale

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  5. @Deon Pitzer: Di nie op n kaart nie en selfs Google sukkel. Maar ek het al persoonlik daardeur gery (selfs brandstof was beskikbaar) en ek weet wyle Ruben Kruger en Piet Van Zyl kom van daar. Andersins, AT, wie my steeds probeer oortuig dat Vrede in 1948, die sg Fichardt skild teen Grey gewen het.

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  6. Diamantveld? Tien wedstryde gespeel, ses gewen (dws 6X4), met twee punte verloor teen Louis Botha (bonuspunt), dus 25 gedeel deur 10 = 2,5. Gelyk met George Campbell op nr 35. Die punt kan meer wees as die skole teen wie hulle met meer as nege punte gewen het (Augsburg, Landboudal, Strand), onder die skole is wat getrack word. Of maak ek ‘n fout iewers?

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  7. @Kbypa: I didn’t have Diamantveld as one of the “tracked” teams but I’ve added them now and updated the list.

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  8. @Hanswors: Yeah sorry. I did not have a score for the Noord-Suid game between Klofies and Harrismith, so that result defaulted to a draw. I managed to get the score 94-0 and so I’ve corrected the Klofies stat which now shows Draws = 0

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  9. @BOG:
    Lyk nie of Henties hierdie jaar n groot faktor is nie. Dit krap ook bietjie dat feitlik die hele 1ste span die etiket dra van ” elders gekoop”.

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  10. @Deon Pitzer: Warden is 84 km vanaf Bethlehem. Memel is n klein dorpie naby Newcastle waar daar moeilike tannies bly! ( besonderhede net op persoonlike aanvraag beskikbaar)

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  11. @beet: Hi beet. Has the Grey game against Marlow been factored in here ? That would make it 11 games for Grey PE this year so far.

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  12. @Mike: Hi Mike: I used

    Grey HS 26 7 Marlow
    Grey HS 23 7 Kearsney
    Grey HS 71 8 Nico Malan
    Grey HS 10 7 Michaelhouse
    Paul Roos 26 27 Grey HS
    Grey HS 16 17 Menlopark
    Grey HS 66 3 Parktown
    Grey HS 46 26 Rondebosch
    EG Jansen 25 21 Grey HS
    Waterkloof 39 24 Grey HS

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  13. Volgens my speler keuringsproses is daar nog slegs een speler wat sy SA Skole plek bespreek het………..Ryno Herbst van Monnas

    Borrelende onder is

    Alex Jonker ( Grey )
    Gavin Delport ( Monnas )
    De Wet Bezuidenhout ( Grey )
    Thinus de Beer ( Waterkloof )
    Paul Roos 9

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  14. @Andre T: Stem saam tov Tinus De Beer en Jantjies van Paul Roos.
    -Willemse van PGim.
    -Luus van PGim
    -Stassen van EG Jansen

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  15. @Andre T: I must say I real enjoy watching Gavin Delport of Monnas. Everything I’ve come to expect from a Monnas player in his physical approach. I also like no.8 Juan Lemmer.

    Talking no.8’s @Woltrui: I see you and Andre have picked 2 different ones : Jonker vs Luus. I must say that Luus for me produced one of the best performances that I have watched this season vs Affies. For me it goes right up there with Jaco Coetzee for Glenwood vs Westville and Lamond Bouwer for Grey PE vs Kearsney. As mentioned about I also liked Lemmer from Monnas at KERF. As far as Luus concerned it’s been mentioned somewhere on the blog already – massive competition from Michael Meyer (PRG), Charl-Francois du Toit (HJS), Saul Abrahams (Bishops) and even a big Wynberg no.8 Keagan Timm just to get into WP Craven Week.

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  16. @Andre T: Please pick first your team and then only your captain. We do not need another John Smit.

    No 15 whole day long Eduan Keyter.
    No 10 Thinus de Beer
    No 8 Jaco Coetzee

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  17. Another no8 I forgot to mention is Devon Henson of St John’s. Have not seen him play this year but if last year’s CW is anything to go by he must be a prospect

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  18. Watch Kenny ‘the monster’ Van Niekerk, now there is a prop! No excess fat, scrums well, tackles like a machine, mobile and with hands…dark horse for SA schools for me……

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  19. @Grasshopper: why is he ‘ the monster’.
    Then have a look at the number 1 from Northwood. Now that is a ” monster”. Actually their whole front row. I believe they weigh in at a combined 360kg’s, at least.

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  20. @Beet: More than just a prospect, that is for sure. Watch him in a strong pack, he will be devastating

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  21. Ek weet maklik om te kritiseer-maar hierdie is mees belaglikste poging wat ek nog in n baie llllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang tyd gesien het-rubbish

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  22. @knowthegame: Jy’d vergeet om die rubbish wat bo die tafel geskryf was eers te lees. :)

    The exercise originally consisted of just 60 teams and its 99% fact. Those are the schools results records this season. Take it or leave it.

    Last year one of the website’s. I won’t mention which one claimed to have run their ranking calculations by a proper statistician but still managed to leave out a school with a 14 and 1 record for the season. All the other websites including the BHP had ranked the school, so hopefully that laaaaaaag tyd refers to the end of last SBR season

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  23. @beet: We have got an abundance of good no 8’s. Du Toit from Bois High is very good. A no nonsense type of 8 we love up north. Can take the rough stuff but can give it out as well. Ala Jeppe/Bois High. Don’t no if he is a WP type of 8 though. Would love to see the 8 from St Johns playing with a strong pack.
    Other potential SA school players. The no 1 and 2 from Jeppe. Twins. Both built like The Beast. Massive legs. Mobile around the park and strong in the first fases. The no 2 must just work on his line out through-ins.

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  24. @Woltrui: Saw them at Northwood, commented on them at the time. They shaded a pretty solid Northwood front row.

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  25. @Buffel: remember it’s not all about size, it’s about the fight in the dog. Kenny has the mongrel to destroy much bigger props. He ain’t small either, but for me has the right props build and quick..,

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  26. @Grasshopper:Glenwood se voorry was maar average op Wildeklawer…………so ook die EG jansen s’n…..dalk te veel rugby in kort tyd……..ek hou van Die Grey PE voorry,veral hul haker……dink na Ruan Brits(beseer) dalk ons beste haker……Paul Roos behoort nie sommer 2de te kom waar geskrum MOET word nie……die luuksheid van 2 stelle voorrye……iets wat jy min sal vind by talle skole…….watch this space……….

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  27. @NW_Knight: hahahaha! Watch him destroy many bigger props. He didn’t win the Sharks Academy bursary at KERF for nothing. 103kg is not small, considering after school he will gain a few. Modern props need to do quite a bit more than scrum these days…

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  28. @Grasshopper: The selectors have got a lot to deal with this year. There are a number of permutations to consider and also the PDA’S. The 20th will be where this all comes together at Woodburne. Just hope that they mix it up so as to give everyone a chance to show their skill set.

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  29. @Grasshopper: There is the Northwood boy at Loose head, College hooker, Northwood tight head. Wings from Glenwood ,lock from Westville and others that are ready. Visser from Kearsney and van Niekerk , Glenwood. The competition is fierce.

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  30. @BOG: Shame Queens must have had a off day to lose to Henties either that or GCB lent Hentie all there JJS imports. :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    You lucky GCB is not playing QC this year could have been a upset of note. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  31. @Queenian: You know that generally, I respect Queens, but I never thought that Id see the day that this would happen.At least my OQ brother-in-law who passed away in Dec, was spared this. I just hope that this is not a sign of things to come. All teams have their dips, but what sets some teams apart from others, is the depth of those valleys. Lets hope

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  32. Linden probably not one of the ‘tracked teams’, but they have played 8 and won 6 so far this season. No bonus points as the wins probably also not against ‘tracked teams’, except if St Stithians and Windhoek are such teams. That gives them 24 points, i.e. an average of 3 points. Puts them in the 23 – 25 position above.

    Just sayin’.

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  33. @BOG: On the contrary, I don’t think QC has ‘dipped’ more than they have been affected by the change in times. Remember, QC was once the biggest boarding school in the country (and this is official).While QC has been affected by the change in times, GCB not so much, if they even were affected – for whatever reason. Before you think I’m talking racially, I’m not. Just pure numbers, and talent attracted. I strongly believe that given the history of the two schools, if the derby was to be re-instated, QC would still be competitive in more years than not.

    Why Selborne still manages to compete (at times), you may ask. It’s simple…Selborne has never depended on boarders for numbers and pool of talent at the school. So they’ll always get smashed by GCB, and get a year once a decade where they make them sweat…just as they always have.

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