South Africa's top rugby high schools in 2018

See who came out tops this year.
See who came out tops this year.

It's well known that many a Springbok squad player has been noticed and selected due to top performance at the secondary school level.

The country can get a glimpse of future players through a number of ranking metrics and sites, publishing their results for SA's top ranking schools each year. 

Here we round up a few of those lists for a look at South Africa's schools with the most promising players, coaches and teamwork. 

These different ranking sites each use their own method of compiling the lists, and you'll see some variance. We suggest looking at all three in totality and celebrate all the schools who made the lists!

The school rankings 2018: 

1. Grey College, Bloemfontein
2. Glenwood High School, Durban
3. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch 
4. Paarl Boys High, Paarl
5. Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl
6. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria
7. Selborne College, East London
8. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
9. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal
10. Boland Landbouskool, Paarl
11. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
12. Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy, Worcester
13. Hoërskool Transvalia, Vanderbijlpark
14. Hilton College, Hilton
15. Wynberg Boys' High School, Cape Town
16. Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town
17. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
18. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria
19. Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria
20. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George 

For the full table, visit’s top 20 schools 2018:

1. Grey College, Bloemfontein 
2. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch  
3. Glenwood High School, Durban 
4. Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl 
5. Paarl Boys High, Paarl 
6. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal
7. Hoërskool Transvalia, Vanderbijlpark
8. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
9. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg
10. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria
11. Wynberg Boys' High School, Cape Town
12. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George  
13. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria
14. Boland Landbouskool, Paarl 
15. Selborne College, East London 
16. Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town
17. Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria
18. Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy, Worcester
19. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
20. Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen

For a look at how rugby schools performed for the entire year, as well as a list of the top 20 schools since 2007, visit

First XV rugby: The final totalsports 100 Rankings for 2018:

1. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch  
2. Glenwood High School, Durban  
3. Grey College, Bloemfontein   
4. Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl 
5. Selborne College, East London 
6. Hilton College, Hilton  
7. Hoërskool Transvalia, Vanderbijlpark 
8. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria
9. Paarl Boys High, Paarl 
10. Boland Landbouskool, Paarl 
11. Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy, Worcester  
12. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg 
13. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal
14. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp
15. Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
16. Hoërskool Framesby, Port Elizabeth
17. Wynberg Boys' High School, Cape Town
18. Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town
19. Hoërskool Ben Vorster
20. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria 

To see the entire 100 rankings, visit SA School Sports.

To see how this year's rankings compares to previous years, check out these links: 


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