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SA and Italy in 4-4 draw at World Student Games
- Updated: July 8, 2013
South Africa were held to a high-scoring 4-4 draw against a tenacious Italy side in their opening match of the men’s hockey tournament on day two of the World Student Games in Kazan, Russia, on Sunday.
Jaco Fourie gave South Africa the lead in the 12th minute, and while Augustin Nunez hit back for Italy midway through the first half, Grant Glutz regained the advantage a little over a minute later.
Davide Grossi equalised again, however, four minutes before half-time as the sides went into the break level at 2-2. With 20 minutes left in the match, Brandon Panther put SA back in front, before Italy yet again levelled the scores through Lorenzo Dussi.
Damian Kimfley handed the South Africans the lead once more, but Nunez saved the Italian outfit, scoring his second goal of the match with less than five minutes left as the teams shared the points. South Africa will face Poland in their next Group A fixture on Monday.