SA's top rugby schools 2015

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Test 1: Which schools did the 2015 Springbok squad attend? 

1. Grey College, Bloemfontein
Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Coenie Oosthuizen, Ruan Pienaar, Adriaan Strauss 

2. Paarl Gim, Paarl
Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger, Handré Pollard

3. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
Schalk Brits, Willie le Roux

Afrikaanse Höer Seunsskool (Affies), Pretoria
Fourie du Preez 

Hoërskool Bastion, Krugersdorp
Rudy Paige

Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen
Sibusiso Mlangeni

Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town
Francois Louw

Generaal Hertzog, Witbank
JP Pietersen

Grey High School, Port Elizabeth:
Siya Kolisi

Höerskool Hugenote, Springs 
Lood de Jager

King Edward VII School (KES), Johannesburg
Bryan Habana

Maria Louw High School, Queenstown
Lwazi Mvovo

Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg
Jesse Kriel

Michaelhouse, KZN Midlands
Pat Lambie

Milnerton, Cape Town
Damian de Allende

Monument Hoërskool, Krugersdorp 
Willem Alberts

Hoërskool Nelspruit
Duane Vermeulen

Paarl Boys' High (Hoër Jongenskool Paarl)
Frans Malherbe

PW Botha College, George
Zane Kirchner

Peterhouse, Zimbabwe
Tendai Mtawarira

Hoërskool Pietersburg, Polokwane
Victor Matfield

Hoërskool Sand du Plessis, Bloemfontein
Morné Steyn

Hoërskool Swartland, Malmesbury
Pieter-Steph du Toit

Hoërskool Tygerberg, Cape Town
Eben Etzebeth

Sources: Rugby365 and SchoolSportsNews

Test 2: All-time top Springbok schools

According to, these are the top 10 schools who have produced the most Springboks for South Africa.

1. Paul Roos Gymnasium: 48 Springboks
2. Grey College (Bloem): 45
3. Bishops: 42
4. SACS: 29
5. Paarl Gimnasium: 23
6. Paarl Boys’ High: 20
7. Kimberley Boys High: 19
8. Rondebosch Boys High: 15
9. Maritzburg College: 13
10. Grey High School (PE): 12

3 Springbok captains have come from Bishops and 3 from Paul Roos. Grey College, Hilton College, Paarl Gimnasium and Sentraal (in Bloemfontein) have produced two each.

Test 3: The School Rugby Powerade Performance Rankings for 2015

These are the combined rankings for every school's A-teams, from First XV to U16, U15 and U14. To see how these rankings are scored, visit

1. Paarl Boys’ High
3. Glenwood
4. Grey College
5. Affies
6. Monument
7. Grey High School
8. Paul Roos Gym
9. Stellenberg
10. Paarl Gim

Looking at just the First XV teams, the Powerade Perfomance Rankings look slightly different:

1. Paarl Boys’ High
2. Affies
3. Paarl Gim
4. Michaelhouse
5. Monument
6. Paul Roos Gym
7. Selborne College
8. Grey High School
9. Grey College
10. EG Jansen

We realise this is controversial, and you'll find different lists where different criteria are applied. Also see, SchoolBoyRugby, and Rugby365.


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