SA's top rugby schools 2017
New hope for the Springboks with South Africa's top rugby schools.

According to World, South Africa ranks second to France for the most registered rugby players in the world. 

Needless to say, rugby is taken pretty seriously in SA. 

With the season just coming to a close, we've rounded up a few of the top performing schools of 2017. 

The school rankings 2017: 

1. Paarl Boys High, Paarl
2. Grey College, Bloemfontein 
3. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp 
4. King Edward VII School, Johannesburg 
5. Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl 
6. Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria
7. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch  
8. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria 
9. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg    
10. Glenwood High School, Durban  
11. St Andrews College, Grahamstown  
12. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth 
13. Boland Landbouskool, Paarl    
14. The South African College Schools (SACS), Cape Town  
15. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George  
16. Hoërskool Nelspruit, Nelspruit 
17. Stellenberg High School, Cape Town 
18. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria 
19. Hoërskool Centurion, Pretoria 
20. Hoërskool Noord-Kaap, Kimberley  

For the full table, visit’s top 20 schools 2017:

1. Paarl Boys' High, Paarl
2. Grey College, Bloemfontein 
3. Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp 
4. Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl 
5. Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria 
6. Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch  
7. Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg    
8. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria 
9. Grey High School, Port Elizabeth 
10. King Edward VII School, Johannesburg 
11. The South African College Schools (SACS), Cape Town
12. Stellenberg High School, Cape Town 
13. St Andrews College, Grahamstown  
14. Hoërskool Outeniqua, George  
15. Boland Landbouskool, Paarl  
16. Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal 
17. Selborne College, East London 
18. Hoërskool Garsfontein (Garsies), Pretoria 
19. Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy, Worcester  
20. Hoërskool Nelspruit, Nelspruit 

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 2017:

1 Grey College, Bloemfontein 
2 Paarl Boys' High, Paarl
3 Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg  
4 Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl 
5 Hoërskool Monument, Krugersdorp 
6 Selborne College, East London 
7 Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch  
8 Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies), Pretoria
9 Hoërskool Outeniqua, George 
10 Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria 
11 Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale, Riversdal 
12 Glenwood High School, Durban  
13 Hoër Tegniese Skool Drostdy, Worcester  
14 St Charles College, Pietermaritzburg 
15 St John's College, Johannesburg 
16 King Edward VII School, Johannesburg 
17 Hoërskool Durbanville, Cape Town 
18 Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg 
19 St Stithians College, Johannesburg 
20 St Andrews College, Grahamstown  

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

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