Eastern Cape schools rugby wrap-up 19th May


Dale College once again made a telling statement when they beat traditional rivals, Queens College, 17-3 last Saturday at the Dale home field, nicknamed the ‘Graveyard’.

The win extends Dale’s winning streak to six consecutive wins with an overall tally of 10 victories out of 11 matches this season, with their only loss coming against Glenwood during the Easter Festival.

In their last six games, Dale have scored an astounding 302 totalled points, while only conceding 41. The statistic clearly shows the attacking brand that the side has displayed throughout the season. Queens have now won eight out of 12 matches this season and are evidently slipping down the schools rankings following their two last defeats in a row against Grey High and Dale respectively.

Grey High beat Western Cape’s Wynberg Boys High last weekend 24-7 in their reunion weekend and had set a fine tone for their post-match celebrations.

Following the weekend’s results, Grey High managed to retain their number one Eastern Cape school position on the SA Rugby Magazine School Rugby Rankings, with Dale College breathing down their necks at second.

Selborne College are third, irrespective of the 48-17 hammering they suffered against South Africa’s current top school, Grey College, last weekend. Queens College slip to 5th after their consecutive losses, with St. Andrews College just overtaking them by a whisker – placing 4th.

There are five EC school rugby sides in the top 30 SA Rugby Magazine School Rugby Rankings, namely: Queens College (29th), St. Andrews College (28th), Selborne College (18th), Dale College (11th) and Grey High (9th).

Other Eastern Cape rugby results over the weekend:

Grey High 24 – 7 Wynberg Boys High

Muir College 25 – 60 Die Brandwag

Cambridge 14 – 35 St. Andrews College

Dale College 17 – 3 Queens College

Daniel Pienaar 46 – 5 Punt

Stirling 15 – 26 Hudson Park

Pearson 5 – 55 Kingswood

St. Andrews School 14 – 19 St. Albans

Despatch 41 – 13 Cillie

Graeme College 33 – 9 Newton Tech

Woodridge 8 – 20 York

Grey College 48 – 17 Selborne College

Boland Landbou 31 – 26 Framesby

Tygerberg 19 – 22 DF Malherbe

SA Rugby Magazine schools rugby top 30 rankings (16th May):

  1. Grey College
  2. Paarl Boys’ High
  3. Glenwood
  4. Paarl Gymnasium
  5. Oakdale Landbou
  6. Affies
  7. Jeppe Boys High
  8. Boland Landbou
  9. Grey High
  10. EG Jansen
  11. Dale College
  12. Diamantveld
  13. Paul Roos
  14. Monument
  15. Helpmekaar
  16. Garsfontein
  17. Nelspruit
  18. Selborne College
  19. Outeniqua
  20. Ben Vorster
  21. Stellenberg
  22. Welkom Gymnasium
  23. SACS
  24. Rondebosch Boys’ High
  25. Voortrekker
  26. Rustenberg
  27. Kearsney College
  28. St. Andrews College
  29. Queens College
  30. Hilton College

 Image: Grey College with a break away against Selborne College last weekend