Eastern Cape school rugby results wrap-up

BY MARC JACOBSON - APRIL 14, 2016

In the Premier Interschool’s encounter on Saturday, Paul Roos put up a confrontational performance to beat leading Eastern Cape representatives, Grey High, 36-21 in Stellenbosch.

Paul Roos were more tactical in their forward-inclined game-play as Grey High aimed to stimulate their attack through their bigger forwards, but came out second best. Heading into the game, Grey High had some rolling momentum after being unbeaten - winning their first four games all by more than 20 points.

The side from Stellenbosch halted that momentum as they came out convincing winners, scoring four tries to Grey’s two. They managed to capitalise on opportunities better and used their territorial advantage in aiding their ticking points tally.

In the SA Rugby Magazine top 30 school rugby rankings; there are just merely four placed Eastern Cape schools after last weekend’s games, namely: Queens College (26th), Dale College (19th), Grey High (12th) and Selborne College (8th).

Other Eastern Cape schools rugby results over the weekend:

Dale College 60 – 12 Stirling

Glenwood 65 – 9 Framesby

Graeme College 41 – 31 Gill College

Hudson Park 17 – 8 Cambridge

Hugenote 25 – 22 Wesvalia

Nico Malan 13 – 10 Langenhoven Gim

Oakdale 48 – 8 Daniël Pienaar

Paul Roos 36 – 21 Grey High

Pearson 18 – 14 Oudtshoorn

Queen’s College 25 – 15 Marlow Landbou

Selborne College 38 – 5 Grens

Union High 22 – 17 Muir College

SA Rugby Magazine schools rugby top 30 rankings (11th April):

1. Affies                                              

2. Paarl Boys High                                            

3. Grey College

4. Glenwood                                     

5. Oakdale                                                          

6. Jeppe Boys High         

7. Paarl Gym                      

8. Selborne College                        

9. Garsfontein                  

10. EG Jansen

11. Paul Roos                    

12. Grey High                                    

13. Welkom Gym                                            

14. Diamantveld                                              

15. Boland Landbou                                       

16. Kearsney College

17. Helpmekaar

18. Monument

19. Dale College

20. Stellenberg

21. SACS

22. Rustenberg

23. Outeniqua

24. Bishops

25. Nelspruit

26. Queen’s College

27. Ben Vorster

28. Kalahari (Kuruman)

29. Oso-Moot

30. Vryburg

Image: Grey High vs. Paul Roos on Markötter Field, Paul Roos, Stellenbosch on Saturday.