By Mark Etheridge
Two wins in the space of a day have sent South Africa’s mens waterpolo team soaring into Sunday’s final of the EU Nations Cup being played in Malta.
The men first played Lithuania in their morning fixture before taking on Ireland in their final Pool A clash.
A comfortable, clinic and fast counter-attacking 20-3 victory went the way of captain Pierre le Roux’s men in this, the first ever waterpolo clash between the two sides.
‘The guys really turned up the heat and the guys are looking very sharp,’ said Le Roux. ‘There some photo shoots before and after [See above] to celebrate the groundbreaking occasion.’
Next up were the Irish and the Emerald Isle had no luck on their side on this occasion as South Africa, prolific on both attack and defence, emerged from the pool as 24-2 victors, and also victorious in all of their pool encounters, having beaten Wales and Austria in their first fixtures.
Sunday sees South Africa taking on hosts Malta in the final at 3pm South African time after the latter had pulled away from Switzerland to set up the final clash.
Pictures courtesy of JoAquatic