- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
- Captain Terblanche ready to rock the Summer Series
- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
SA off to winning start at Nations Cup in Malta
- Updated: May 13, 2016
By Mark Etheridge
South Africa got the defence of their EU Nations Cup water polo title off to a winning start in Malta on Thursday.
Captain Pierre le Roux’s men beat Wales 24-4 in their opening Pool A match.
The South Africans started their fixture with a solid defensive effort but the encouraging thing was that there’s plenty of room for improvement.
They next take on Austria on Friday afternoon and then face Ireland on Saturday.
Should they win their pool they’ll take on the winners of Pool B in Sunday’s final.
‘It was a very good team effort,’ said Le Roux. ‘We could have scored a lot more goals but that’s normal for the first game of the tournament.’