The results up until the 7th of April are included with some very interesting results made for some serious movements by the 1stXV's
A lot has been asked regarding the reason why Helpmekaar, Paul Roos and Oakdale all drop places in the rankings although they were unbeaten at the various Easter Festivals. All three times were unbeaten but the "quality" of their opposition cost them rankings points. The Ruggas.co.za rankings penalise teams with 1.5 ranking points if they play a team worth 10 ranking points less than themselves. Therefore, Helpmekaar, Paul Roos and Oakdale have less ranking points currently than before the Easter Weekend.
Ruggas.co.za rewards the teams that play rugby against the right competition. You can not expect to be ranked among the best if you do not play the best.
The Top 10
First congratulations to Grey College who regains the number 1 spot after a very long period. Monnas stormed 10 positions up the rankings after some good wins at the Noord/Suid tournament against Stellenberg and Boland Landbou and victories in the Tuks Series with the only blemish on their record the draw against Transvalia. Garsfontein re-enters the Top 10 also up 10 positions with good wins during the past two weeks with only Grey College who spoiled their march up the rankings. Glenwood had a good Kearsney Festival and moves up to the #8 spot with their victory against Drostdy HTS confirming the belief in this talented team. Menlopark's Dream Team moved 15 positions up the rankings with their victory against Outeniqua of 20-19 earning them some valuable ranking points. They enter the Top 10 at #10. The teams who are pushed out of the Top 10 are St Andrew's, Outeniqua Kes and Transvalia
The Top 20
Bishops moved up 11 positions to enter the Top 20 at #19 after some good early season wins at the St Stithians Festival with the victory against Grey High the highlight of their 2018 campaign. With Menlopark storming 15 positions up the rankings Rondebosch and Stellenberg were the two teams who dropped out of the Top 20.
The Top 50
Welkom Gim enters the Top 50 at #41 after moving up 16 positions, with Rustenburg joining them in the Top 50 at #44. Daniël Pienaar #46, St Alban's #47 and Ben Vorster #48 are the other teams entering the Top 50. Witteberg SWD, St Charles, Noord Kaap, Bellville and Brandwag EP are the teams dropping out of the Top 50.
The Top 100
Jeugland storms 17 positions up the rankings and are ranked at #17 with Lydenberg #97 the only two new entrants in the Top 100. Parel Vallei and Krugersdorp High are the teams dropping out of the Top 100.
+19 Ben Vorster #48
+18 Kingswood #54
+17 Jeugland #17
+16 Welkom Gim #41
+15 Menlopark #10
-17 Brackenfell #75
-13 Noord Kaap #56
-12 Stirling # 68
-12 Centurion # 77
-12 Tygerberg #100