SA's top rugby high schools 2016


The school rugby rankings for 2016

There are different ranking metrics and sites to measure the top rugby teams, and no one is definitive. So here we round up the big lists to give you a fair idea of which South African schools are breeding our nation's finest young rugby players.

The SA School Sports Totalsports First XV rankings 2016: 

1. Paarl Boys High, Paarl
2. Affies, Pretoria
3. Grey College, Bloemfontein
4. Paarl Gim, Paarl
5. Dale College Boys' High School, King William's Town
6. Boland Landbou, Paarl
7. Kearsney College
8. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
9. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
10. Selborne College, East London
11. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
12. Glenwood High School, Durban
13. Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen, Boksburg
14. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
15. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth
16. Kingswood College, Grahamstown
17. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George
18. SACS (South African College High School), Cape Town
19. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria
20. Hoërskool Oos-Moot, Pretoria

To see the rest of the 100 rankings, visit SA School Sports.’s top 20 schools 2016:

1. Paarl Boys' High, Paarl
2. Grey College, Bloemfontein
3. Affies, Pretoria
4. Paarl Gim, Paarl
5. Boland Landbou, Paarl
6. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
7. Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen, Boksburg
8. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
9. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal
10. Glenwood High School, Durban
11. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria
12. Paul Roos Gymnasium
13. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George
14. Selborne College, East London
15. Dale College Boys' High School, King William's Town
16. Hoërskool Diamantveld, Kimberley
17. Hoërskool Nelspruit
18. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth
19. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
20. Welkom Gimnasium, Welkom

To see the top schools for the past decade and get more info on how this list was compiled, visit

The school rankings 2016:

1. Paarl Boys High
2. Grey College
3. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria
4. Paarl Gim
5. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
6. Selborne College, East London
7. Glenwood High School, Durban
8. Dale College Boys' High School, King William's Town
9. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria
10. Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen, Boksburg
11. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal
12. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
13. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George
14. Paul Roos Gymnasium
15. Boland Landbou, Paarl
16. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth
17. Hoërskool Nelspruit
18. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
19. Kingswood College, Grahamstown
20. Welkom Gimnasium, Welkom

For the full table, visit

For an infographic with the school rankings from 2012 to 2016, visit

Which schools produced the 2016 Springbok squad? 

In alphabetical order:

Hoërskool Bastion, Krugersdorp: Rudy Paige

Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen: Trevor Nyakane

Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town: Nizaam Carr

Brackenfell High School, Cape Town: Cheslin Kolbe

Hoërskool Brits, Brits: Franco Mostert

Hoërskool Fichardtpark, Bloemfontein: Lionel Mapoe

Hoërskool Florida, Roodepoort: Elton Jantjies

Glenwood High School, Durban: Warren Whiteley

Grey College, Bloemfontein: Adriaan Strauss, Francois Venter, Johan Goosen and Piet van Zyl 

Grey High School, Port Elizabeth: Sergeal Petersen 

Höerskool Hugenote, Springs: Lood de Jager

Hoërskool Jim Fouché, Bloemfontein: Jamba Ulengo

HTS John Vorster, Pretoria: Tian Schoeman

Kearsney College, KwaZulu-Natal: Jean-Luc du Preez

King Edward VII School (KES), Johannesburg: Malcolm Marx

HTS Louis Botha, Bloemfontein: Teboho “Oupa” Mohojé

Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg: Jesse Kriel

Michaelhouse, KZN Midlands: Pat Lambie, Ruan Combrinck

Milnerton, Cape Town: Damian de Allende

Ntabankulu High School, Butterworth: Lizo Gqoboka

Paarl Boys' High (Hoër Jongenskool Paarl): Thomas du Toit

Paarl Gim, Paarl: Lourens Adriaanse

Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch: Steven Kitshoff

Peterhouse, Zimbabwe: Tendai Mtawarira

St. Alban's College, Pretoria: Bongi Mbonambi

Hoërskool Strand, Western Cape: Uzair Cassiem

Hoërskool Swartland, Malmesbury: Pieter-Steph du Toit

Hoërskool Tygerberg, Cape Town: Eben Etzebeth

Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria: Faf de Klerk and Rohan Janse van Rensburg 

Sources:, Wikipedia

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