We take a look at South Africa's top rugby schools, measured by which produced the most Springboks, the current rankings, and other scientific methods.
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
Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen
Bishops Diocesan College, Cape Town
Generaal Hertzog, Witbank
Grey High School, Port Elizabeth:
Höerskool Hugenote, Springs
Lood de Jager
King Edward VII School (KES), Johannesburg
Maria Louw High School, Queenstown
Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg
Michaelhouse, KZN Midlands
Milnerton, Cape Town
Damian de Allende
Monument Hoërskool, Krugersdorp
Paarl Boys' High (Hoër Jongenskool Paarl)
PW Botha College, George
Hoërskool Pietersburg, Polokwane
Hoërskool Sand du Plessis, Bloemfontein
Hoërskool Swartland, Malmesbury
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Hoërskool Tygerberg, Cape Town
Sources: Rugby365 and SchoolSportsNews.
Test 2: All-time top Springbok schools
According to SchoolSportsNews.co.za, 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 SASchoolSports.co.za.
1. Paarl Boys’ High
4. Grey College
7. Grey High School
8. Paul Roos Gym
10. Paarl Gim
Looking at just the First XV teams, the Powerade Perfomance Rankings look slightly different:
1. Paarl Boys’ High
3. Paarl Gim
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 Rugby15.co.za, SchoolBoyRugby, and Rugby365.
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